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Opéra de Montréal Presents ‘Emily’ With Atelier lyrique


Members of Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal will present Christopher Allen and Johnathan McCullough’s new concert titled “Emily.” Allen and McCullough put together a theatrical production of Aaron Copland and Ricky Ian Gordon’s music set to poems by Emily Dickinson. Atelier lyrique’s sopranos Karoline Podolak, Lucie St-Martin, and Emma Fekete, mezzo-soprano Martina Myskohlid, and tenor Angelo Moretti take the stage {…}


Aaron Blake, Kim-Lillian Strebel, Richard Sveda, Anna Siminska, Christian Zaremba Headline Opéra de Montréal’s ‘The Magic Flute’


Opéra de Montréal will present Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” starting on May 7, 2022. This production, which is directed by Barry Kosky and Suzanne Andrade, will star Aaron Blake, Kim-Lillian Strebel, Richard Sveda, Anna Siminska, and Christian Zaremba. Christopher Allen conducts with Tobias Ribitzki as the designated Stage Director for this revival of the production. “We are delighted to finally {…}


Nicole Car, Joyce El-Khoury, Étienne Dupuis, Emily Dorn Headline Opéra de Montréal’s 2022-23 Season


(Credit: Yan Bleney) Opéra de Montréal has announced its 2022-23 season. “Throughout the pandemic, what we heard from our audience was how eager people were to return to the opera,” said Patrick Corrigan, General Director of the Opéra de Montréal, in an official press statement. “We are convinced that this new season will not only live up to this expectation {…}


Opéra de Montréal Cancels ‘La Traviata’ Due to COVID-19


The Opéra de Montréal has canceled its production of “La Traviata.” The company announced that due to the “upsurge in the number of cases and variants of COVID-19, combined with the government’s resulting public health directives has compelled the Opéra de Montréal to cancel its production of ‘La Traviata,’ which was set to take place at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Jan. 29 {…}


Catherine Daniel & Éric Laporte Headline Opéra de Montréal’s November Concert Event


Opéra de Montréal has announced a unique concert experience on Nov. 21, 2021. The showcase will bring together the company’s Atelier lyrique, mezzo-soprano  Catherine Daniel, and tenor Éric Laporte under the musical direction of Jacques Lacombes. Among the members of the Atelier lyrique are Marc-Antoine Brûlé, Vanessa Croome, Sarah Dufresne, Mishael Eusebio, Sydney Frodsham, Kirsten LeBlanc, Matthew Li, Martina Myskohlid, {…}


Layla Claire, Rame Lahaj, Marie-Josée Lord, Philippe Sly, John Brancy Headline Opéra de Montréal’s 2021-22 Season


The Opéra de Montréal has announced its 2021-22 season which will feature three opera productions plus an “Opera à la carte” series. First up, the company will present a double bill of “Riders” at Sea” and “Le Flambeau de la Nuit,” which will star Allyson McHardy, Andrea Núñez, Lucie St-Martin, Geoffrey Schellenberg, Sarah Dufresne, Mishael Jedidah Eusebio, and Matthew Li. {…}

News, Streaming

Opéra de Montréal to Webcast ‘Carmen’


The Opéra de Montréal will webcast Bizet’s “Carmen” on March 19. The production, which was presented in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in 2019, features is a result of a collaboration with Quebec filmmaker Charles Binamé. The cast includes an all-Canadian cast featuring mezzo-soprano Krista de Silva portraying the famous gypsy girl, tenor Antoine Bélanger in the role of corporal Don José, baritone {…}


Opéra de Montréal to Stream ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Throughout Holiday Season


(Credit: © Yves Renaud) The Opéra de Montréal is set to present a free webcast of “Hansel and Gretel” throughout the holiday season. The performance dates from 2014 when the opera was presented by the Atelier Lyrique at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at the Place des Arts. The famed holiday opera was staged by Hugo Bélanger and starred mezzo-soprano Emma Char {…}


Opéra de Montréal Postpone ‘La Beauté du Monde,’ Announce Holiday Surprise


Opéra de Montréal has announced the postponement of “La Beauté du Monde.” The work, which was created Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and composer Julien Bilodeau, was set to premiere in 2021. In lieu of the continued concerns over COVID-19, the company has decided to postpone it until the Spring of 2022. “This past year has been an extremely difficult {…}