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From Thursday, February 9 through Sunday, February 12, 2012, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, under the Presidency of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover and led by talented director- choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot, captures hearts and souls with its inspiring modern rendition of Prokofiev's Cinderella at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Production: Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
Lighting: Dominique Drillot

Cinderella is not only a fairy tale character,” Prokofiev said, “but also a living being, who feels and lives, and whose fate moves us”. Following the example of this essentially human vision, Jean-Christophe Maillot toys with the natural and the supernatural to unfold this great picture book which is to us both familiar and unfamiliar. Guided by the memory of her mother, Cinderella opens her own path, searching for recognition and love, amongst the tragic excessiveness of a court with a sophisticated attractiveness. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo’s Cinderella premiered in 1999 at the Monte-Carlo Opera House.


Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Date and Times:
Thursday, February 9: 7:30 pm
Friday, February 10: 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 11: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 12: 2:00 pm

Individual performance ticket sales open Sunday, January 8 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts at www.scfta.org or contact Ticket Services at (714) 556 2787

Fairytale Weekend Celebrations

By Invitation Only!

Under the High Patronage of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover, the Consulate General of Monaco in New York, in collaboration with the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, invite you to embark on a cultural journey to Monaco…

Saturday, February 11, 2012
— Monégasque-inspired dinner celebrating the "Magic of the Arts"
— Performance of Cinderella by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
— Cast After-Party

Sunday, February 12, 2012
— Farewell Brunch



FAIRYTALE WEEKEND   $750 per person, includes:
— “Magic of the Arts” Monégasque dinner
— Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo performance
— Cast After-Party
— Farewell Brunch
+ Attend Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo rehearsal on Friday, February 10 (only available to the first 15 ticket purchasers; time to be advised) at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
+ Invitation to opening-night cocktail reception co-hosted by Montblanc and South Coast Plaza on Thursday, February 9.

AT THE BALL  $500 per person, includes:
— "Magic of the Arts” Monégasque dinner
— Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo performance
— Cast After-Party

GLASS SLIPPER SOIREE   $300 per person, includes:
— Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo performance
— Cast After-Party

SPACE IS LIMITED! For more information or to register to receive your invitation, please call 800 753 9696 or email info@visitmonaco.com.

All proceeds to benefit Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the Princess Grace Foundation-USA

Public Events

This February, Monaco takes Orange County on a celebration of the Principality, treating all to “happily ever after” in true Monégasque style.

From February 2 through 12, South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court will be home to a free exhibition, Monaco: A Dream Come True, highlighting the cultural and artistic legacy of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Princess Grace and the Principality of Monaco.

Seven of South Coast Plaza’s award-winning restaurants will join the celebration with a tribute to the famous cuisine of the principality. Monegasque specials will be featured at Antonello Ristorante, Quattro Caffé, Nello Cucina and Antonello Espresso Café. Prix-fixe menus, created in honor of Les Ballet’s tour, will showcase Monaco’s regional dishes at Marché Moderne, Pinot Provence and Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge. Visitors can also enter a sweepstakes to win a Grand Prize trip to Monaco for two plus a $1000 gift certificate South Coast Plaza. Trip includes round-trip flights on SWISS International Air Lines, 3-nights at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, and one-way helicopter transfer between Nice Cote d'Azur Airport and Monaco. (South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)








Champagne Paul Goerg
Fairmont Monte Carlo
Forbes Media
Hotel Plaza Athenee (New York)
Le Club Diamant Rouge de Monaco
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Silas Shabelewska Photography
South Coast Plaza
Swiss International Air Lines, Ltd.
The Wall Street Journal


Consulate General of Monaco & Monaco Government Tourist Office
800 753-9696 | info@visitmonaco.com