After solid musical training, Patrick Corrigan began his career in 1990 as an opera singer. In 1996, he joined the Pacific Opera Victoria company (POV) as Stage Manager, a position he held until 2000. In this period, from 1998 to 2000, he also worked at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, as House Manager of the Alix Goolden Hall and as Program Manager at the Opera Studio. In 2000, he was appointed Director of Marketing and Development at POV, a position he held until 2010, the year he became CEO of the company. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Chair of, the national association for opera in Canada.

Mr. Corrigan holds an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Royal Roads University and musical training from various Canadian institutions, including the Victoria Conservatory of Music, The Banff Centre for the Arts and McGill University.

Michel Beaulac, Artistic Director and Administrator

Michel Beaulac was born in Montreal, and started studying piano as a teenager. After studies in education and some ten years as a teacher, he furthered his studies at the UQAM, in art and voice. Nominated by the McAbbey Foundation (sculpture), he exhibited his work on the Montreal university circuit, in the Maisons de la culture network, and at the Galerie du Petit Musée in Quebec City. His passion for opera led to hosting duties for a radio show on which the Opéra de Montréal’s director at the time took notice of him and invited him to join the company’s communications team in 1989. He then went on to take up various other functions at the company, including work as a set and costume designer, as assistant to the Artistic Director, and, more recently, as Artistic Administrator, a position he filled for close to ten years.

As a set designer, co-set designer, and costume designer, he worked on over seven productions and co-productions for the Opéra de Montréal, including Andrea Chénier, Carmen, Fedora, Manon, Manon Lescaut, Don Carlo, Carmina burana (staged version), as well as productions for the Atelier lyrique’s Canadian tours, including The Elixir of Love and The Barber of Seville.

He has created namely the Gala (1996-2014) and some prestigious collaborations (Spanish sculptor Victor Ochoa and renowned Quebec librettist Michel Marc Bouchard).

Michel is the fourth artistic director of Opéra de Montréal.


General management

Patrick Corrigan, general director
Marijo Bourgault, executive assistant

Artistic management

Michel Beaulac, artistic director
Catherine Levac, assistant

Financial and administrative services

Louis Bouchard, director
Marie-Claude Lagacé,  accounting clerk


Jean-Pierre Primiani, director
Monique Denis, manager, donations and sponsorships

Sales and marketing

Marie-Pier Nicol, marketing manager
Morad Jeldi, marketing and communications assistant
Charlotte Roy, client services manager
Joana Neto Costa, client services coordinator
Darnyse Memnon, agente Service-client

Communications, outreach and education

Pierre Vachon, director
Morad Jeldi, marketing and communications assistant
Yves Renaud, photographer 
Alain Labonté, press agent


Pierre Massoud, production director 
Patrick Belzile, technical director
Catherine Levac, production assistant 
Laurence Pronier, stage manager
Dominique Guindon, wardrobe supervisor
Philippe Pointard, head prop 
Claudie Vandenbroucque, head makeup artist 
Pierre Lafontaine, head hair artist

Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal

Chantal Lambert, director
Claude Webster, head vocal coach
Geneviève Lessard, production coordinator
Marie Maous, program coordinator

The Opéra de Montréal volunteer association

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Board of directors block


Bernard Stotland, FCA, MNP


Louis ArseneaultMcGill University
René BranchaudLaveryde Billy
François Carrier, Valeurs mobilières Desjardins 
Denis CoutureIvanhoé Cambridge
Bruno-Étienne DuguayNOVACAP 
Joanie LapalmeFasken Martineau DuMoulin
Christian LeblancFasken Martineau DuMoulin
Alexander MayersRaysem Consultants Corporation 
Richard PanPower Corporation du Canada 
Damien Siles, Quartier de l'innovation
Alexandre Viau Banque Nationale du Canada

Job opportunities

No vacancies at present.