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New issues on 17 March 2022

NUDE IN ART - THE ABDUCTION OF EUROPA BY JUPITER

This fresco depicting The Abduction of Europa by Jupiter decorates the ceiling of the Europe Room in the Prince’s Palace, the former Matignon Room which has now been fully restored. 

Design: © Archives and Library of the Prince's Palace
Printing process: Offset
Size of the stamp: 52 x 40,85 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

OPERA SINGERS - VICTOR MAUREL

Born in Marseille in 1848, the French baritone Victor Maurel was one of the greatest opera singers of his time, admired for his incredible technique, his musicality and his dramatic talent. His collaboration with Verdi brought him legendary status. In 1881, at Milan’s La Scala, he starred in the world premiere of the second version of Simon Boccanegra, and then in the premieres of Otello in 1887 and Falstaff in 1893. He constantly expanded his repertoire. Composers wrote new roles for him and he was part of the world premiere of Isidore de Lara’s Moina in Monte-Carlo in 1897, a very dark opera about the Irish rebellion against their oppressors in the late eighteenth century. Maurel spent his final years in New York where, in 1908, he founded an opera school and gave private lessons to leading movie actors.

Design: Cyril DE LA PATELLIÈRE
Line-engraving: Pierre ALBUISSON
Printing process: 4 colours steel-engraving
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 52 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

OPERA SINGERS - FELIA LITVINNE

Born in St Petersburg in 1860, Felia Litvinne was a Russian dramatic soprano, who became a naturalised French citizen in 1893. She was a student of Victor Maurel, who gave her her debut in 1883 with the Théâtre-Italien in the role of Amélia in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. Her powerful voice, with its flexible and brilliant timbre, caused a sensation. It was her appearances in works by Wagner that turned her into a legend: she was the first Brünnhilde, the first Isolde and the first Kundry in Parsifal in 1913 on the stage of the Monte-Carlo Opera. She is considered to be the greatest Alceste (in the opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck) in history. She is one of the rare female voices to have stood the test of recording (around forty).

Design and line-engraving: Sarah LAZAREVIC
Printing process: 6 colours steel-engraving
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 52 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

These issues will be on sale at the “Office des Timbres”, the “Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies”, the post offices and philatelic counters of the Principality, the Monaco stamp-dealers as well as the “Carré d’Encre” in Paris, France. They will be included, with other values, in the 1st Part of the philatelic programme 2022 and offered to our subscribers and customers.