The ensemble Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco was founded in the spring of 2016 at the Monte Carlo Opera, on the initiative of Cecilia Bartoli and in collaboration with Jean-Louis Grinda, Opera Director. The project received the immediate support of H.S.H Prince Albert II and H.R.H. Princess of Hanover. Cecilia Bartoli, performer and artistic director, has brought together the world’s finest musicians, playing on period instruments, to create an orchestra inspired by the 17th and 18th century music traditions in vogue at the royal, princely and tsarina Courts throughout Europe. Her artistic vision is centred on the grand masters of the Baroque period, such as Haendel, and Vivaldi, as well as on the Rossini repertoire. Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco and Cecilia Bartoli have performed in Europe’s major venues, unanimously acclaimed by audiences and the international press. They regularly perform in Salzburg (Whitsun Festival and Summer Festival). Gianluca Capuano has been appointed Principal Conductor in March 2019. Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco are in residence at the Monte Carlo Opera.