A Word from the Artistic Director

Michel BeaulacExperience the extraordinary!

A Nabucco as Verdi himself would have imagined it! Staging that transports us to La Scala in 1842—the very era when the famous “Va pensiero” became the hymn to freedom for an entire people.

A rising star on the international opera scene, Etienne Dupuis will give us his portrayal of Figaro, Rossini’s legendary Barber of Seville—a role in which the talented baritone has shone on numerous occasions in Europe.

A dream come true. Marie-Nicole Lemieux makes a major role debut at the company: that of Delilah. The cast of Samson and Delilah will bring the work to life in a new set design enhanced with projections that reveal the full power of this masterpiece by Saint-Saëns.

Silence and peace speak louder than the sound of bombs on a Christmas night in 1914. There is no better way to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War than with Kevin Puts’ masterful work Silent Night, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. An entirely Canadian cast will take us back to this historic moment in time.

Our annual Gala will shine a spotlight on the 20th century opera repertoire, while paying tribute to an artist who has made an exceptional contribution to the development of opera in Canada.

Have a great season!

Michel Beaulac

Artistic Director