The Opéra de Montréal has announced that it is one of 11 organizations to receive financial assistance from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. The company revealed that it will use those funds to record its upcoming production of “Carmen,” with the intention of presenting it at a later date across Québéc.
The new production by Charles Binamé stars Krista de Silva, Antoine Bélanger, Christopher Dunham, and France Bellemare. The director worked with soloists for over one year to develop the characters of this iconic opera.
“We believe that all Quebecers will take an interest in this production!” stated Patrick Corrigan, General Director of the Opéra de Montréal, in a press release. “Indeed, the famous title, Charles Binamé’s stage direction, and Quebecers’ love for local opera artists make this production a remarkable opportunity to spread our discipline all across Quebec. We are so proud to be able to share it with all Quebecers, no matter where they may live.”
“Carmen” opens on May 4 and runs for five performances through the 13th.
Check out some excerpts as recommended by the Opéra de Montréal’s own website.