PATRICK CORRIGAN, GENERAL Director

After solid musical training, Patrick Corrigan began his career in 1990 as an opera singer. In 1996, he joined the Pacific Opera Victoria company (POV) as Stage Manager, a position he held until 2000. In this period, from 1998 to 2000, he also worked at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, as House Manager of the Alix Goolden Hall and as Program Manager at the Opera Studio. In 2000, he was appointed Director of Marketing and Development at POV, a position he held until 2010, the year he became CEO of the company. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Chair of Opera.ca, the national association for opera in Canada.

Mr. Corrigan holds an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Royal Roads University and musical training from various Canadian institutions, including the Victoria Conservatory of Music, The Banff Centre for the Arts and McGill University.

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).

His first decade as artistic director has brought us Quebec premieres of such works from the repertoire as La Fanciulla del West (2007), Roberto Devereux (2010), Rusalka (2011), Porgy & Bess (2013), and Elektra (2016).

He has also taken a more contemporary approach at the company by presenting Dead Man Walking (2012), Silent Night (2015), JFK (2018), Svadba (2018), Champion (2019),Twenty-seven (2019 ), Ainadamar (2023) and five world premieres: Les Feluettes (2016), Another Brick In The Wall - L'opéra (2017), L'hiver attend beaucoup de moi (2020), La Beauté du monde (2023) and La Reine-garçon (2024).

Collaborations with Canadian and French institutions will give rise to three new works: Le Flambeau de la nuit (2021) with BOP, Yourcenar (2022) with the Opéra de Québec and Les Violons du Roy, and Enigma (2022) with the Opéra de Metz Métropole.

The productions of Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi and Dead Man Walking each earned the institution an Opus Prize.

In 2022, he was inducted into the Order of Canada for his contribution to the development of opera in Montreal and across the country.

Michel Beaulac is the Opéra de Montréal's fourth Artistic Director.

ADMINISTRATION

GENERAL MANAGEMENT 
Patrick Corrigan, general director

ARTISTIC MANAGEMENT
Michel Beaulac, artistic director

STRATEGIC OPERATION
Louis Bouchard, director

FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Maria Morse, director
Marie-Claude Lagacé, accounting clerk

DEVELOPPEMENT
Jean-Pierre Primiani, director
Antoine Gervais, manager, donor relations
Amy Grainger, coordonnator, annual campaign
Marion Malon, coordinator, philanthropic events
Géraldine Leong Sang, intern, annual campaign

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING
Stéphanie Laichi, director
Daniella Johnson, manager, communications and media relations
Darnyse Memnon, manager, client services
Alexandre Therrien, coordinator, communications & marketing
Estelle Mouden, coordinator, marketing & sales

Marie-Pier Perron, manager, marketing *Currently on maternity leave*

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
Pierre Vachon, director
Charlotte Gagnon, manager, social impact and education

Béatrice Beaudin-Caillé, coordinator

PRODUCTION
Pierre Massoud, production director
Patrick Belzile, technical director
Laurence Pronier, stage manager
Catherine Levac, artistic administrator
Marie Hélène Larivière, production coordinator
Dominique Guindon, head of wardrobe
Sonia Bayer, associate head of wardrobe

ATELIER LYRIQUE DE L'OPÉRA DE MONTRÉAL
Jennifer Szeto, director
Geneviève Lessard, production manager
Marie Maous, program manager
Martin Dubé, head coach
Julie Abran, stage manager
 

Board of directors

CHAIRMAN

Me René Branchaud
Lavery

FORMER CHAIRMAN

Bernard Stotland* CA, CPA, FCA, FCPA
Richter S.E.N.C.R.L./LLP

VICE-PRESIDENTS

Louise Roy*, O.C., O.Q.
CIRANO

Louis Arseneault*
Université McGill

TREASURER

Sylvie Marois
Banque Nationale, Gestion Privée

SECRETARY

Pascal Lépine*, MAB, Admin. a.
Atypic

MEMBERS

François Carrier*
Valeurs mobilières Desjardins

Me Bruno-Étienne Duguay
NOVACAP

Frédéric Godbout, CFA
Mouvement Desjardins

Me Joanie Lapalme
Fasken

Dr François Loubert
Clinique médicale Angus

Guillaume Marion
Diagram Ventures

Richard Pan
Power Corporation du Canada

Emmelle Segal
Administratrice de sociétés

Vanda Treiser
Administratrice de sociétés

Elizabeth Wirth
Wirth-Brand Inc., Wirth Rail

Alysia Yip Hoi
Maison Alysia

* Officiers