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

By David Salazar
(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 lifetime position with the Orchestre Métropolitain.

The production will feature such international stars as Lise Davidsen, Michael Schade, Raymond Aceto, Luca Pisaroni, Alan Held, Kimy McLaren, Jean-Michel Richer, Sylvain Paré, and Jean-Philippe McClish.

“After many collaborations with the Opéra de Montréal, we are now joining forces around our very first co-production,” said Nézet-Séguin in a press release. “It is a reflection of the very close relationship that has developed between our two organizations over time. How proud we are to be giving Montrealers a chance to experience the only opera by Beethoven, whose genius will be celebrated around the world throughout 2020! I am happy to be bringing together these prestigious voices on the Maison symphonique stage and to be working with my musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain again.”