The 2020-2021 season is now announced !

The Opéra de Montréal’s 2020-2021 Season


Montreal, Monday, March 4th, 2020 Verdi’s and Mozart’s most wonderful arias, the highly anticipated return of the great composer Janáček, an original work by Michel Marc Bouchard and Julien Bilodeau and the finest singers from home and abroad, all season long—this is what awaits you in 2020-2021!

Also, for a second year, opera fans will be able to take advantage of Sunday afternoon performances at 2 pm, making it easier for many music lovers to attend! This is in addition to the very popular series of free Let’s Talk Opera! events, which will continue to expand throughout Montreal and in nearby suburbs.

The 2020/2021 season in brief

Opera à la carte

  • Riders to the sea, collaboration with Ballet Opéra Pantomime (BOP) and I Musici de Montréal: Riders to the sea, Ralph Vaughan Williams plus new work by composer Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse and author Olivier Kemeid, May 2021, Monument-National

LA TRAVIATA by Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovsky 

Inspired by the spectacular fate of Josephine Baker, this all-new version of Verdi’s famous opera showcases the dazzling artistry of Quebec soprano Marie-Josée Lord.

Violetta | Marie-Josée Lord
Alfredo | Rame Lahaj
Germont | Jean-François Lapointe
Flora | Pascale Spinney
Conductor | Jordan De Souza
Stage Director | Alain Gauthier
Production | Opéra de Montréal, Edmonton Opera, Manitoba Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera
Opéra de Montréal’s Chorus / Orchestre Métropolitain

September 26.29. & October 1st 2020, 7:30PM / Sunday, October 4 2020, 2:00 PM
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier


JENŮFA  by Leoš Janáček

Janáček’s exquisitely lush orchestral writing meets the brilliance of celebrated Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan and sublime Quebec soprano Marianne Fiset, in a new production you don’t want to miss this season.

Jenůfa | Marianne Fiset
Laca | Samuel Sakker
Steva | Adam Smith
Kostelnika | Agnès Zwisrko
Starek | Tom Goertz
Buryja | Stefania Toczyska
Conductor | Alexander Briger
Stage Director | Atom Egoyan
Production | Opéra de Montréal & Pacific Opera Victoria
Opéra de Montréal’s Chorus / Orchestre Métropolitain

November 14. 17. 19 2020, 7:30PM / November 22 2020, 2:00PM
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier


LA BEAUTÉ DU MONDE by Julien Bilodeau and Michel Marc Bouchard                                    

After the successful premiere of the deeply moving opera Les feluettes in 2016, Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard is back at the Opéra de Montréal with an original libretto about the epic rescue of artwork from the Louvre during World War II. A proof of the inestimable value of art and beauty.

Argument : In 1939, fearing the German advance with its bombing and pillaging, Jacques Jaujard, the director of France’s national museums, organized the removal of major pieces from the Louvre and the safe storage of its collections. As the Germans advanced on Paris, thousands of works of art found themselves in exile along the roads of France. The Mona Lisa, incognito, was part of the convoy.

For her part, Rose Valland, the former director of the Jeu de Paume Museum, was relegated to the role of caretaker. In secret, she collected and compiled all the meaningful information she could about Jewish-owned private collections that were being seized by the Germans. Hermann Göring, Marshal of the German Empire, visited the Jeu de Paume dozens of times, selecting thousands of pieces for his personal collection.

At the end of the war, through the efforts and instinct of Jacques Jaujard, all of the works from the Louvre were returned to their place in the museum. Thanks to Rose Valland’s work and notes, over 60,000 works of art plundered mainly from Jews, were returned to their rightful owners.

Jacques Jaujard | Philippe Sly
Le Comte Franz Wolff-Mettermich | Elliot Madore
Rose Valland | Julie Boulianne
Jeanne Boitel | Layla Claire
Bruno Lohse | Isaiah Bell
Esther | France Bellemare
Alexandre Rosenberg | Jean Michel Richer       
Hermann Göring | Marc Hervieux
Conductor | Jean-Marie Zeitouni
Stage Director | Florent Siaud
New production                                  
Opéra de Montréal’s Chorus / Orchestre Métropolitain

March 2021, 7:30PM / March 28 2021, 2:00PM
Théâtre Maisonneuve


THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart’s genius displayed in some of his most gorgeous arias, in a historically inspired version sure to charm all opera lovers. Discover or rediscover this lyric work that consistently delivers satisfaction featuring, featuring the greatest singers from Canada.

Figaro | Daniel Okulitch
Susanna | Andrea Nunez
Comtesse | Kirsten McKinnon
Comte | Hugo Laporte
Cherubin | Katie Miller
Marcelina | Sydney Frodsham
Bartolo | Brenden Friesen
Barbarina | Vanessa Croome
Antonio | Jean-Philippe Mc Clish
Conductor | Nicolas Ellis
Stage Director | Stephen Lawless
This production is owned by Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Philadelphia, San Diego Opera et Palm Beach Opera.
Opéra de Montréal’s Chorus / Orchestre Métropolitain

May 8.11.13 2021, 7:30PM / May 16 2021, 2:00PM
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier


RIDERS TO THE SEA by ralph vaughan williams

I Musici de Montréal and Ballet Opéra Pantomime (BOP) join forces with OdM for a unique double bill in which the sea plays a leading role. The sea nurtures lives, but also claims them. In the north of Ireland, it plays in turn with the fates of Maurya’s sons. Le flambeau de la nuit, a new work to an original libretto by Olivier Kemeid with music by Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse will follow.

To be announced
Conductor | Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse

May 22.23 2021


Opéra de Montréal | 2020-2021 SEASON – 41st Season
All operas are performed in their original language with bilingual surtitles projected above the stage.

Subscriptions to 4 operas starting from $119!
Other subscription packages available!
Only at the Opéra de Montréal box office: 514-985-2258  •  1 877 385-2222

Single Tickets
Place des Arts Box Office: 514-842-2112 • 1 866 842-2112
Starting at $30, on sale as of June 8, 2020.



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