Behind the scenes

VISITE À L'OPÉRA (VISIT TO THE OPERA: a DVD which offers you a behind the sceneS look at opera in 20 minutes


VISIT TO THE OPERA, a two-part document IN FRENCH: a DVD and an accompanying guide serving as an introduction to all that goes on behind the scenes at the opera.

First is the DVD that will take you on a voyage of discovery of the many mysteries that hide behind the curtain and the sets. You will learn how an opera is produced as the DVD helps foster a better understanding of each of the elements that make up the curious blend that is opera.

While opera involves a composer, conductor, and singers, you’ll learn that it is also a whole lot more. All manner of crafts and professions need to play their part before the spotlights can dazzle you. You’ll learn that you don’t have to be a singing sensation to be a part of it all. Teachers, this is sure to open up a few avenues of in-class discussion about opera. And students, you may even get a few ideas for your future careers…

Next is the accompanying guide (download here - in French only). It provides more factual information about opera, its history, and its vocabulary. A diagram of the company and an organization chart will give you a better appreciation of the diversity of people involved in an opera production.

Opera demythologized: a multimedia adventure you can make available to your users.

To order your copy of this DVD (in French only), contact Charlotte Roy at 514.985.2222, extension 2246 or

Teaser (in French)    Short version (in French)   Long version (in French)