Aline Kutan, Mireille Lebel, Éric Laporte, & Philippe Sly Present ‘A Life In Opera: homage to Joseph Rouleau’

(Photo credit: OCM) For the last concert of its 84th season, the Orchestre Classique de Montréal pays homage to bass Joseph Rouleau. Soloists Aline Kutan, Mireille Lebel, Éric Laporte, and Philippe Sly perform excerpts from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, Delibes, Wagner, and Offenbach. Songs by Félix Leclerc are also programmed. They are accompanied by the Orchestre Classique de Montréal, {…}

Elisabeth St-Gelais Wins First Prize at COC’s 10th Ensemble Studio Competition

The Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) 10th annual Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition took place on Oct. 26, 2023, at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Soprano Elisabeth St-Gelais from Chicoutimi, QC, sang “Vissi d’arte” from Puccini’s “Tosca.” She won the First Prize of $7,500 and the Audience Choice Award of $1,000. St-Gelais was named Radio-Canada’s 2023/2024 classical breakout {…}

Gabrielle Turgeon, Elisabeth St-Gelais, Emily Rocha, Matthew Bermudez, Jamal al Titi, Matthew Li, & Duncan Stenhouse Named Finalist in Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition

(Photo credit: The Canadian Opera Company) The Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition finalists have been announced. Those moving forward in the competition are sopranos Gabrielle Turgeon, Elisabeth St-Gelais, and Emily Rocha, tenor Matthew Bermudez, baritone Jamal al Titi, and basses Matthew Li, and Duncan Stenhouse. At the annual fundraiser and vocal competition each participant will perform an {…}