Premiere of a new opera In collaboration with Highlands Opera Studio

In collaboration with Highlands Opera Studio

Discover Mishaabooz’s Realm, a moving new work by Cree composer Andrew Balfour, inspired by Indigenous stories, and bringing together singers and musicians from the world of opera and the First Nations. An opportunity for dialogue around the process of reconciliation, to which the Opéra de Montréal is very proud to contribute with Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal's singers.
Performances on December 15 and 16 at UQÀM’s Studio-théâtre Alfred Laliberté.

Andrew Balfour, Composer / Valerie Kuinka, Stage Director / David Sweeney, Lighting Design and Video Coordination / Bryan Besant, Video Design / Cory Campbell, Elder Adviser / Louise-Andrée Baril, Music Director, Piano / Andrew Balfour, percussion & vocals / Lauren Margison, soprano / Nathan Keoughan, baritone / Cory Campbell, Aboriginal drummer and singer / Tara-Louise Montour, violin / Community Choir from Montréal and Haliburton respectively

Venue: Studio-théâtre Alfred Laliberté, UQÀM

405 rue Ste Catherine Est



ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Mishaabooz’s Realm – Interactive Indigenous Opera

A dialogue between Indigenous and operatic cultures, Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists... for a better understanding of our respective cultures, our artistic practices, and our creative processes.

Date: November 30, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Venue: Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme – Place des Arts


Andrew Balfour, composer / Valerie Kuinka, stage director, Highlands Opera Studio / Chantal Lambert, Director, Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal / Marc David, conductor / André Dudemaine, Director, Montreal First Peoples Festival / Moderator: Pierre Vachon, Outreach Director, Opéra de Montréal

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