A Word from the Artistic Director
Join Us on a Journey
Our new season offers a veritable world tour: from Ceylon to England, America to China, to the land of German fairytales.
Our first scheduled stop takes us to Ceylon with Lakmé with the highly anticipated return of soprano Eglise Gutiérrez, who previously gave us her unforgettable portrayal of Lucia.
We then celebrate Verdi’s 200th anniversary in Windsor, where an old knight named Falstaff—as funny as he is pretentious—tries to rekindle his former glory with a few merry wives.
In January, we head down to Catfish Row in South Carolina for George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, being presented here at the Opéra de Montréal for the first time. We follow with a stopover in Peking to relive the legendary tale of an unknown prince and the icy and heartless Turandot.
Through an exceptional joint effort of the National Theatre School of Canada, the National Circus School, and the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, we will also get to visit the wonderful world of German fairytales with Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.
Handling stage direction will be the talented Alain Gauthier, David Gately, Tazewell Thompson, Graeme Murphy, and Hugo Bélanger. On the podium: Emmanuel Plasson, Daniele Callegari, Wayne Marshall, Paul Nadler, and Alain Trudel.
One major event: our annual Gala will be dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi, featuring big, well-known arias, as well as a few lesser-known pieces that showcase the great composer’s genius; plus, a tribute to an artist who has made an exceptional contribution to the development of opera in Canada.
Bon voyage !