"a concert ticket from the casino at Monte Carlo"
Casino/Opera House at Monte Carlo
Creative Commons AttributionCasino/Opera House at Monte Carlo - Credit: Alison Christine

The notion of a 'concert ticket from the casino' sounds rather odd, but there was, in fact, a concert hall in the casino building in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

It was opened in 1879, and became known as the Salle Garnier (Garnier Room), after the architect Charles Garnier who designed it. Today it is known as the Opéra de Monte-Carlo (the Monte-Carlo Opera House).

Click here to see the interior of the Opera House.


The Concernt Hall, Monte-Carlo (1909)
Public DomainThe Concert Hall, Monte-Carlo (1909) - Credit: Jean Giletta