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

By David Salazar
(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 but will also satisfy lovers of culture, from newcomers to seasoned music fans.”

The season kicks off with “Il Trovatore” starring Nicole Car, Étienne Dupuis, Luc Robert, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, and Matthew Treviño. Jacque Lacombe conducts a production by Michel-Maxime Legault.

Performance Dates: Sept. 10-18, 2022

Next up is Bilodeau’s “La Beauté du Monde.” The opera will feature Damien Pass, Allyson McHardy, Matthew Dalen, John Brancy, Rocco Rupolo, Layla Claire, Isaiah Bell, France Bellemare, and Émile Schneider. Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts, while Florent Siaud directs.

Performance Dates: Nov. 19-27, 2022

Golijov’s “Ainadamar” will star Emily Dorn, Elizabeth Polese, Alain Coulombe, and Luigi Schifano. Nicole Paiemnet conducts a production that will be directed Brian Staufenbiel.

Performance Dates: March 18 – 26, 2023

Joyce El-Khoury will headline Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in a production by Stephanie Havey. Keri-Lynn Wilson will conduct a cast that also includes Matthew White, Hugo Laporte, Lauren Segal, Éric Thériault, and Matthew Treviño.

Performance Dates: May 6 -14, 2023

Angela Konrad will direct Champagne’s “Yourcenar – Une Île de Passions.” The cast stars Stéphanie Pothier, Kimy McLaren, Hugo Laporte, Jean-Michel Rancourt, and Suzanne Taffot. Dina Gilbert conducts.

Performance Dates: August 4 & 6, 2023