Hello Monaco Winter 2018–2019 HelloMonaco #05 Winter 2018–2019 - Page 171

Monte-Carlo Partner Event HelloMonaco: What truly inspired you, Ms Grace Noble, to create The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses? Monte-Carlo © Noble Monte-Carlo and being part of the Principality is just the icing on the cake that is the foundation of my project shared by all the artists and staff involved in it. Thus, I am particularly honoured that my commitment has been recognised formally by the Sovereign Prince. The Grand Ball 2019 will coincide with two special celebrations: the day devo­ted to all sweethearts and the opening of the Salle Empire after the renovation works at the Hôtel de Paris. It will be, then, a real dream that comes true for all participants, including actual members of all the royal families present. HM: What does it mean for you being an Artistic Director in Monaco? DGN: Monte-Carlo has become my beloved home city. I arrived here when I was 18 years old and soon after I was able to attend the Monegasque Music Academy Prince Rainier III with the consent of the Prince’s family. My professional career started here and spread internationally giving me the chance to sing with the divine Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli. This gives me the great pleasure to tell the world that my roots are based here. These opportunities forged my personality allowing me to discover the magic and mysterious side of theatres worldwide. When you think about romanticism, love acts as the main driving force in the universe. And also when you think about music, as a universal and sacred communication tool, then you realize they are able to A win-win combination of elements so eagerly desired by Delia Grace Noble who has recently achieved a further dream. In fact, she successfully managed an excep­ tional princely ball, the «Monte-Carlo in Venice» ball, held for the first time at the luxury Hotel Cipriani during the 75th Venice Film Festival. Certainly it strengthened even more the ties between these two quintessential Cities. This was underscored by Georges Marsan, Mayor of Monaco, who was part of the special delegation who welcomed the prestigious event «Venice in Monte-Carlo», last February. This iconic annual event aroused the admiration of H.E. Cristiano Gallo, The Italian Ambassador in  Monaco, Anna Licia Balzan, Honorary Consul of  the Principality of Monaco in Venice, the renowned singer Riccardo Cocciante and other celebrities. © Noble Monte-Carlo Delia Grace Noble: The passion for Art, my personal love for any kind of beauty Hello Monaco Winter 2018–2019 / 169