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Opéra de Montréal To Stream Special ‘La Bohème’ Production


The Opéra de Montréal has announced that the company will launch its online season on October 22 with Puccini’s “La Bohème.” This production first premiered in 2011, and returned in 2017 in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts; it was also recorded and broadcast to an audience in Percival Molson Stadium to celebrate the City of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. The {…}


Opéra de Montréal Receives $700K to Form Incubator for Digital Opera Projects


Opéra de Montréal announced $700,0000 dollars in financial support from the Ministére de la culture et dans communications Ambition numérique initiative. Earmarked for the creation of a digital incubator, the funds empower the company to serve the Québec opera sector with no less than seven recordings and webcast projects, and over 900 fees paid out to artists and artisans over {…}


Opéra de Montréal Cancels 2 Productions from Fall 2020


The Opéra de Montréal has announced that it will be canceling two productions from the fall portion of its 2020-21 season due to continued concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak.  The productions of “La Traviata” and “Jenufa,” originally slated to open the season, will instead be programmed for the 2021-22 season. “Following the release of CNESST guidelines for health standards in {…}


Rame Lahaj, Layla Claire & Daniel Okulitch Highlight Opéra de Montréal’s 2020-21 Season


The Opéra de Montréal has announced its 2020-21 season with five productions highlighting the season. The season opens with Verdi’s “La Traviata” starring Marie-Josée Lord in the title role, Rame Lahaj as Alfredo, and Jean-François Lapointe as Germont. Jordan De Souza conducts Alain Gauthier’s production. Performance Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 1, 2020 Marianne Fiset sings the title role in Janáček’s “Jenůfa” with Samuel {…}


L’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal To World Premiere ‘L’hiver Attend Beaucoup de Moi’


The Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal is set to world premiere “L’hiver attend beaucoup de moi” in a double bill with “La Voix Humaine,” starting on March 19, 2020. The new opera is written by Laurence Jobidon and Pascale St-Onge and will star Vanessa Croome and Florence Bourget, two artists in residence at the Atelier Lyrique. They will be {…}


Opéra de Montréal To Screen ‘Carmen’ In 26 Venues Across Québec


On Feb. 23, 26 multidisciplinary venues throughout Québec will be showing Bizet’s “Carmen” on their screens as part of the Une Carmen pour tout le Québec event. For the event, the entire Opéra de Montréal team, in collaboration with SPEC du Haut-Richelieu, will be at the Cabaret-Théâtre du Vieux-Saint-Jean to celebrate this very first indoor screening in the company’s history, {…}


Opéra de Montréal To Present ‘Written on Skin’


The Opéra de Montréal is set to present the Canadian premiere of George Benjamin’s “Written on Skin” starting on Jan. 25, 2020. The opera, which will run for a total of four performances, will star Magali Simard-Galdès, Daniel Okulitch, Luigi Schifano, Florence Bourget, and Jean-Michel Richet. It will be conducted by Nicole Paiement with Alain Gauthier conducting the production. In {…}


Opéra de Montréal Announces 10 Finalists For Atelier Lyrique Program


(Credit: Brent Calis) On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, the Opéra de Montréal held its third TALENT Gala which showcased the National Auditions for the Atelier lyrique Program. The event raised around $360,000, a major increase from the year before. Moreover, the company announced the 10 finalists for five spots in the Atelier Lyrique, a two-year artist-in-resident training program with the {…}


Opéra De Montréal’s ‘Carmen’ To Appear In 26 Movie Theaters Across Québec


(Credit: Yves Renaud) The appearance of opera in the cinemas is not a fad and it is not going away. The Opéra de Montréal has announced that on Feb. 23, 2020, it will be transmitting Bizet’s “Carmen” to 26 big screens around the Québec area. The recording that will be presented hails from a May 2019 performance by Opéra de {…}