Pierre Dufour, Executive Director

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).

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

Pierre Dufour, executive 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

Donations and sponsorships

Monique Denis, manager

Sales and marketing

Guillaume Thérien, director
Marie-Pier Nicol, marketing coordinator
Charlotte Roy, client services manager
Joana Neto Costa, client services coordinator
Morad Jeldi, assistant to operations

Communications, outreach and education

Pierre Vachon, director
Morad Jeldi, assistant to operations
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

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Bernard Stotland, FCA, MNP


Louis ArseneaultMontréal International
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 
Jane Skoryna
Alexandre Viau Banque Nationale du Canada

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