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) and Silent Night (2015), as well as two world premieres: Les Feluettes (2016) and Another Brick In The Wall - The Opera (2017).
The company’s productions of Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi and Dead Man Walking were both Opus Award winners.
Michel is the fourth artistic director of Opéra de Montréal.
Louis Bouchard, director
MEDIAS - TACT
Louis-Martin Leclerc, press agent
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
Pierre Vachon, director
Pierre Massoud, production director
Patrick Belzile, technical director
Laurence Pronier, stage manager
Marie Hélène Larivière, production assistant
Dominique Guindon, head of wardrobe
Sonia Bayer, associate to the head of wardrobe
ATELIER LYRIQUE DE L'OPÉRA DE MONTRÉAL
Chantal Lambert, director
Geneviève Lessard, production manager
Marie Maous, program coordinator
Esther Gonthier, head vocal coach
Ariane Girard, voice coach
Holly Kroeker, training assistant
Board of directors
Me René Branchaud
Bernard Stotland* CA, CPA, FCA, FCPA
VICE-PRÉSIDENT / VICE-PRESIDENT
Louise Roy*, O.C., O.Q.
Valeurs mobilières Desjardins
Pascal Lépine*, MAB, Admin. a.
Me Bruno-Étienne Duguay
Frédéric Godbout, CFA
Me Joanie Lapalme
Me Christian Leblanc
Dr François Loubert
Clinique médicale Angus
Banque Nationale, Gestion Privée
Power Corporation du Canada
Administratrice de sociétés
Administratrice de sociétés
Wirth-Brand Inc., Wirth Rail