Based on various texts about childhood, written by poet Maurice Carême and author Simon Boulerice, students from École Saint-François-Solano explored the art of opera through various creative activities involving singing, music, poetry, storytelling, and visual arts. Throughout the project, they were guided and supported by opera singer Rose Naggar-Tremblay, composer Claudel Callender, and set designer Anne-Sophie Gaudet, giving them a chance to take part in the process of creating a mini-opera.
Over the course of three creative workshops, the students reworked and rewrote poems, in their own words and sentences, creating an opera of their very own. The fourth workshop, focusing on visual arts, gave students the opportunity to make wonderful masks to bring their characters to life.
INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR SIMON BOULERICE