Of its creation in 1856 up today, under the baton of famous conductors like L. Frémaux, P. Paray, I. Markevitch, L. von Matacic, L. Foster, G. Gelmetti, J. DePreist, Mr. Janowski, Y. Kreizberg, the OPMC occupies a choice position in the world of international, between tradition and modernity, great repertoire and contemporary works, lyrical and choreographic creation, without forgetting numerous recordings for several big labels, crowned with several Grand Prix and often rewarded by the musical press, before launching in 2010 the “OPMC Classics” label. The OPMC is regularly invited by the greatest festivals and significant tours abroad. Under the presidency of HRH the Princess of Hanover, it benefits from the support of HSH Prince Albert II, of the Government of the Principality, the SBM, the CMB and the AOP. In 2012, HRH the Princess of Hanover invited G. Gelmetti to take on the task of “referent conductor” before granting to him the job of Artistic and Musical Director. Kazuki Yamada is the successor to G. Gelmetti as Artistic and Musical Director; G. Gelmetti is the Honorary Conductor.