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Yannick Nézet-Séguin Set To Lead First-Ever Co-Production Between Opéra de Montréal & Orchestre Métropolitain


(Credit: Metropolitan Opera) The Opéra de Montréal and the Orchestre Métropolitain are set to come together for their first co-production with Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” The concert version of the famed opera, which is set to take place on Oct. 25 and 27 at the Maison Symphonique, will feature maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the podium; the famed conductor was recently awarded a {…}


Kathleen Kim Headlines Opéra de Montréal’s ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’


The Opéra de Montréal is set to present Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.” The season continues with Kathleen Kim heading the production in the title role alongside Quebec tenor Frédéric Antoun as her lover Edgardo. The work will also star Gregory Dahl in the villainous role of Enrico, bass Oleg Tsibulko as Raimondo, tenor Mario Bahg as Arturo, and bass- baritone Rocco Rupolo {…}


Opéra de Montréal To Screen ‘Carmen’ In Québec Movie Theaters


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 {…}


Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Etienne Dupuis & Nicole Car Among Stars Of Opéra de Montréal’s 2019-20 Season


The Opéra de Montréal has announced its 2019-20 season featuring five staged operas and an opera in concert version. The season will open with Tchaïkovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” with real-life couple Etienne Dupuis and Nicole Car as Onegin and Tatiana. They will be accompanied by tenor Owen McCausland, mezzo Carolyn Sproule, bass Denis Sedov, mezzo Christiane Bélanger, with a guest appearance {…}


Opéra de Montréal Announces New Opera Commissioned For 2023


The Opéra de Montréal has announced that it will be presenting a new opera “La Reine-Garcon” in 2023 in co-production with the Canadian Opera Company. The work will be by composer Julien Bilodeau and librettist Michel Marc Bouchard and will be based on Boucard’s “Christine, La Reine-Garcon, which was presented in Montréal in 2012 and has appeared around the work. {…}


Opéra de Montréal To Present ‘Das Rheingold’ After 20 Years


This November, the Opéra de Montréal will present Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” for the first time in 20 years. The first chapter in Wagner’s tetralogy will be led by Michael Christie, who was part of the original team who created this visually and aurally stunning production of “Das Rheingold,” along with director Brian Staufenbiel, at the Minnesota Opera in 2016. “In {…}


Opéra de Montréal Adds Performance Of ‘Carmen’


The Opéra de Montréal has announced an additional performance of Bizet’s “Carmen” on May 13, 2019. The company announced in a press release that the new production conceived and directed by renowned Quebec filmmaker Charles Binamé has received a great draw. The work returns to the company after 14 years and as a result, an extra performance was necessary. The {…}


Joyce El-Khoury, James Westman & Ryan McKinny To Be Featured In Opéra de Montréal’s 2018-19 Season


The Opéra de Montréal has announced its 2018-19 season. The season will offer four productions, a chamber opera, and a unique recital by an opera star at the Festival du Monde Arabe. The program will include some of today’s greatest artists of today as well as many Canadians making a name for themselves on the world’s major stages. Here is {…}