Frankenstein - La Monnaie (2016) - Frankenstein - La Monnaie (2016)

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World Premiere
Commissioned by La Monnaie

Life and death in the light of technological progress

‘Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?’ Unlike the film that was later made of it, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein told the sad story of a creature born out of a scientific experiment who strives for good, yet does evil and is consequently disowned by his creator. As a philosophical reflection on the human condition, on the technology that gives humanity power over life and death, and as a warning to a society that threatens to cast out the individual, the American composer Mark Grey returns to this original story for his first full-length opera, 200 years after Mary Shelley wrote it. Thanks to the extremely opulent visual idiom of Àlex Ollé and the inspiring conducting of Leo Hussain and Bassem Akiki, this world premiere promises to be a treat for both the eye and the ear.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.


June 14, 2016 20:00:00

June 16, 2016 20:00:00

June 17, 2016 20:00:00

June 19, 2016 15:00:00

June 21, 2016 20:00:00

June 22, 2016 20:00:00

June 26, 2016 15:00:00

June 28, 2016 20:00:00

June 30, 2016 20:00:00


Àlex Ollé

Leo Hussain

Bassem Akiki

Àlex Ollé

Scott Hendricks

Malena Ernman

Sasha Cooke

Andrew Schroeder

Christopher Gillett

Robert Hayward

Robert Hayward

Hendrickje Van Kerckhove

Work's characters list






The Creature


Robert Walton

Henry Clairval

Dr. Waldman


Au pair