IMPORTANT : La Traviata and Jenufa are postponed in 2021-2022

Dear friends,

It is with great sadness that we must postpone the productions of La Traviata and Jenůfa initially scheduled for the fall of 2020. Following the release of CNESST guidelines for health standards in the performing arts, we have no choice but to consider productions of large-scale operatic works such as La Traviata and Jenůfa—each involving nearly 200 artists and other professionals—as a insurmountable health risk to the performers, technicians, and staff involved. Given the scale of these productions, it would be impossible for us to comply with the health regulations now in force, be it on stage, in the orchestra pit, or behind the scenes. These two magnificent operas will be rescheduled during the 2021-22 season.

YOUR NEW 2020-2021 SEASON : OUR HOME-GROWN TALENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT !
 
  • The world premiere of the Quebec opera La beauté du monde, by Julien Bilodeau and Michel Marc Bouchard, will be presented next March at Théâtre Maisonneuve (OdM);
  • The Marriage of Figaro, featuring an all-Canadian cast, will be performed at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in May (OdM);

À LA CARTE

  • Riders to the Sea, as well as the premiere of a new work by Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse and Olivier Kemeid in collaboration with Ballet Opéra Pantomime (BOP) and I Musici de Montréal, will take the stage at the Monument-National, also in May

RESCHEDULE FROM DE 2019-2020 SEASON

  • La voix humaine , previously scheduled for March 2020, will be presented in the fall of 2020 before a smaller audience
 

 
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Buy your tickets for these two operas before September 20, 2020 to take advantage of the subscriber rate, a 30% discount off the regular price. Your 2019-20 season seat will be reserved until September 20. After September 20, prices will go up. Hurry!

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We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your loyalty and commitment. Your subscription during these difficult times has allowed us to stay the course and focus on the next season.
 

We are also very encouraged by the support of our growing family of donors thriving —especially the some 3,300 people who generously contributed the value of their tickets to The Magic Flute as donations. Our art form requires the support of its generous donors in order to maintain its artistic momentum. This is why we have launched the Make Montreal Sing Again! campaign, which will allow us to make a dazzling return to the performance hall and to continue the activities of the Atelier lyrique and the Education and Outreach department. Please consider taking part when you renew your subscription. 

If you too want to support your opera house and help us ensure the success of the 2020-2021 season, give now.

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If you prefer to speak to a member of our team, please feel free to contact a customer service agent at your convenience in the next few days. Our box office can be reached by telephone at 514.985.2258, or by email at info@operademontreal.com. The team is available Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm.

 

 

 


ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

Online programming is also planned beginning in the fall, as a way of giving all Quebecers access to operas and other high-calibre performances in the comfort and safety of their homes. Live concerts in intimate settings will also be presented whilst fully respecting the public health measures, in addition to creative workshops to develop new works for future seasons. We are intent on adapting our artistic activities with the aim of allowing as many artists as possible to work and maintain their vital contribution to the development of opera. Supporting them is a priority for the company during these difficult times.

A complete and detailed schedule of these activities will be prepared for release no later than September.

The Atelier lyrique completed with the help of remote platforms, its training program ending in late May. It will resume activities in September, with a new cohort.  Artists-in-residence will receive the comprehensive training and will participate in numerous fulfilling artistic and professional projects, whilst respecting the public health measures. The Educational and Community Engagement department will maintain activities and collaborations with La Gang à Rambrou, Ste-Justine Hospital and the CSDM (Montreal School Board). New programs will be added and adapted for easy online accessibility.

 

 

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