After performing, I typically put my #microphone away, grab my camera, and morph into a tourist. It's one of the benefits of being a #travelingartist who gets to perform in some of the most gorgeous, architecturally stunning, picturesque, historic places in the world!
Here are postcards from #MonteCarlo, one of the most elegant, sexy locations I've EVER visited! And I can't wait to return! *These photos are of the exterior of the casino. Interesting note: the 2006 James Bond movie, "Casino Royale" starring #DanielCraig, was filmed here! Yes, we're going inside, stay tuned...😉
*Picture no. 6 is actually the public entrace to the opera house, located to the rear of the casino. The current head of state, Prince Albert II of Monaco has an exclusive side entrance located just in front of busts depicting #French Romantic #composers, #JulesMassenet and, *picture no. 9, #HectorBerlioz, best known for his compositions: Symphonie fantastique, Harold en Italie, Roméo et Juliette, Grande messe des morts (Requiem), L'Enfance du Christ, Benvenuto Cellini, La Damnation de Faust, and Les Troyens. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra w/ his Treatise on Instrumentation. His influence was critical to the development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, and Gustav Mahler.
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