Clientele: 5th and 6th grades (elementary schools)

Each year since 2004, the coOpera project invites some 100 students from four Commission scolaire de Montréal elementary schools (Jeanne-LeBer, De la Petite-Bourgogne, St-Zotique, and Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours), to take part in an extraordinary pedagogical, artistic, and cultural experience.

The goal is to work together to produce a collective creation inspired by a work being presented at the Opéra de Montréal during the current season. Over the seasons, the coOpera project has been applauded by over thirty-five thousand spectators, and has been honoured with numerous awards of recognition from both the educational and political milieus.

This great undertaking is made possible through the cooperative work of the Opéra de Montréal and the Atelier lyrique, Hydro-Québec, the National Bank, the City of Montréal (Sud-Ouest Borough), the Université du Québec à Montréal, the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (through its Soutien à l’école montréalaise programme), the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (through its La Culture à l’école programme), and the four above-mentioned schools.

It is with renewed pleasure that the Opéra de Montréal will take part in the coOpera project for a ninth consecutive year.


Pierre Vachon, director, Communication, Outreach and Education
514.985.2222, extension 2237 or


Hydro Québec
Université de Montréal - Faculté de musique
Université du Québec à Montréal
Ville de Montréal