His Highness Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong, was born in Phnom Penh in 1970; has been living mainly in Italy, in Rome, since 1997. Educated in France, holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary British Literature; founded in 1992 the Institute of the Royal House of Cambodia with Professor Jacques Népote (CNRS). Recognised specialist of the history and the culture of Cambodia, has published books and articles regarding the social structures of Cambodia and the genealogy of the Khmer Royal Family. After a career as sales officer in various multinational private companies such as IBM and ACCOR, has collaborated as a Programme Officer and Consultant for many years with the United Nations (WFP, FAO & IFAD) and private sector with interests in Southeast Asia; has been for many years representative of the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism for Italy.
Interview with HH Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong and Costa Rican Tenor, David Astorga on ANC News Channel of the Philippines on Wednesday, 4th october 2017 about the representation of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” in Manila.
My heartfelt thanks to my fraternal friend, Producer Massimiliano Turci who published the integrality of this interview on his Youtube channel.
Prince Sisowath Ravivaddhana Monipong of Cambodia shares his thoughts on the Philippines opera scene in this interview in the Early Edition of ANC News on the Philippine Television on Wednesday 4th October 2017
Many heartfelt thanks to my fraternal friend, Massimiliano Turci who took the time to edit this excerpt of the interview on his Youtube account.
In 1906, His Majesty King Sisowath brought the Royal Ballet of Cambodia to France. The dancers were under the direction of the King’s favourite daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Sisowath Somphady (1865 – 193…). She really impressed everyone, especially the journalists. Rodin, himself, draws a portrait of the almighty princess.