Bourgie Hall, Le Vivier, Musique 3 Femmes, & Sixtrum to Present ‘Fables and Legends: Opera of Today’

By David Salazar

Bourgie Hall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will present “Fables and Legends: Opera of Today” on May 30, 2024.

The showcase, which will be produced with Le Vivier, Musique 3 Femmes, and Sixtrum, will feature three short operas written by women composers.

First up is Analía Llugdar’s “Je suis fille de la fille” which spins together the tales of three generations of women and takes on themes of war, death, and exile. It will be headlined by soprano Andréanne Brisson Paquin.

Then comes Rebecca Gray and Rachel Gray’s “Raccoon Opera” which explores the housing crisis through the lens of a renter and a raccoon. Conductor Christopher Gaudreault leads a cast headlined by Rebecca Gray and Ellen Wieser.

The final opera on offer is Alejandra Odgers and Nicole O’Bomsawins’s “Nantasis.” It follows the story of hero KI8sk8ba as he heads south in search of Niben Summer) so that she can come north and convince the ice creature Pebon to end winter. It stars Nicole O’Bomsawin as the storyteller, alongside Odéi Bilodeau, Élise Boucher-DeGonzague, Mishael Eusebio, and William Kraushaar. Christopher Gaudreault conducts.

The showcase kicks off at 7:30 p.m.