Administrative Staff

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Pierre Dufour, EXECUTIVE Director

Michel Dufour

With a background in the theatrical milieu, in which he worked for over twenty years, Pierre Dufour joined the Opéra de Montréal in 2000 as Production Director. Having taken on the role of Acting General Director from 2002 to 2003, he became the General Director in August of 2006, in addition to maintaining his role as Production Director. In the theatre world, he has been active in all aspects of stage work, moving from positions as stagehand to stage manager, as well as working with sets. While also studying Accounting at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), he began his career as a Production and Technical Director with the Théâtre populaire du Québec in 1990, remaining with the company until 1996. He was Production Director of the Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde (1998-2000) and the Théâtre du Rideau Vert (1996-1998).

While holding these positions, he also collaborated on projects for companies such as Libretto (2002, 2004) and Rozon Films (1997). He took part in several productions at Théâtre de l’Opsis (1993-2002) and was a member of the company’s Board of Directors for a two year period. As Technical Director, he has been associated with such productions as Les leçons de Callas (1996) and Demain matin, Montréal m’attend (1995-1996), directed by Denise FiIiatrault. He has overseen the production of over 70 theatrical productions, some 30 operas – including new productions and co-productions – and a musical comedy. From 1994 to 2009, he has taught courses in Production Direction, Stage Management, and theatrical trades at Collège de St-Hyacinthe’s Theatre Department, as well as at UQÀM (2003).

artistiC MANAGEMENT

Michel Beaulac, Artistic Director and Administrator

Michel Beaulac

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 UQÀM, in fine arts 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 set designer, co-set designer, and costume designer, he worked on over seven productions and co-productions for 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 L'Elisire d'amore and The Barber of Seville.

Responsible for the Gala since its creation in 1989, Michel Beaulac has brought the Montreal public over two hundred artists, among whom are some of the most promising and most experienced in the field. The event has also served as an occasion to pay tribute to many great Canadian figures of the opera world, through their induction into the Canadian Opera Hall of Fame.

staff

General management

Pierre Dufour, executive director

Artistic management

Michel Beaulac, artistic director

Financial and administrative Services

Louis Bouchard, director
Marie-Claude Lagacé
accounting clerk

Donations and Sponsorships

Monique Denis, manager

Sales and marketing

Guillaume Thérien, director
Marie-Pier Nicol, marketing coordinator
Charlotte Roy, client services manager
Morad Jeldi, assistant to operations
Jean Verner, client services agent 

Communications, outreach and education

Pierre Vachondirector
Morad Jeldi, assistant to operations
Yves Renaudphotographer
Alain Labonté, press agent

Production

Pierre Massoud, production director 
Patrick Belzile, technical director
Catherine Levacproduction assistant 
Laurence Pronier, stage manager
Dominique Guindon, wardrobe supervisor
Philippe Pointard, head prop
Claudie Vandenbroucque, head makeup artist 
Pierre Lafontaine, head hair artist 
Alain Gauthiersurtitles programming
Elisabeth Reidsurtitles projection

Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal

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

board of directors

chairman

Bernard Stotland, FCA, MNP

Members

Louis Arseneault, Montréal International
Naomi Bilodeau, National Bank
René Branchaud, Lavery
Denis Couture, Ivanhoé Cambridge
Bruno-Étienne Duguay, NOVACAP
Charles F. Joron, Cirque du soleil
Alexander Mayers, Raysem Consultants Corporation
Richard Pan, Power Corporation of Canada
Jane Skoryna

 

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Beaulac, Michel
Artistic Director

Belzile, Patrick
Technical Director

Bouchard, Louis
Financial and Administrative Services Director

Denis, Monique
Donations and Sponsorships Manager

Dufour, Pierre
Executive Director

Guindon, Dominique
Wardrobe Mistress

Jeldi, Morad
Assistant to operations, Marketing-Communications

Lagacé, Marie-Claude
Accounting Clerk

Levac, Catherine
Production Assistant

Massoud, Pierre
Production Director

Pronier, Laurence
Stage Manager

Roy, Charlotte
Client Services Manager

Thérien, Guillaume
Sales and Marketing Director

Vachon, Pierre
Communications, Outreach and Education Director

Verner, Jean
Client Services Agent