After the great success of Les feluettes (2016) and La Beauté du monde (2022), Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard is back with his libretto for La Reine-Garçon, an adaptation of his play, Christine, la reine-garçon. He is joined by composer Julien Bilodeau, with whom he has undeniably developed a privileged creative chemistry. Come and hear great Canadian voices, including those of Joyce El-Khoury and Etienne Dupuis, in a production staged by Angela Konrad (Yourcenar, une île de passions - 2022).
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Christine, Queen of Sweden, governs a nation barely recovering from the protracted Thirty Years' War. While great philosophical and scientific insights emerge throughout Europe, Queen Christine, raised as a boy by her father, seeks to better understand the darkness within her. Love, convictions, duty: where does one draw the line?
To all ticket holders: a free pre-concert presentation will take place one hour before each performance at the Piano Nobile in Place des Arts.
Moderator : Pierre Vachon, musicologue
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Julien Bilodeau (Québec, 1974) is one of the most prominent composers of his generation. Winner of two first prizes with major distinctions at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, he then perfected in Paris (IRCAM, CCMIX) and in Frankfurt (Ensemble Modern Akademie, Frankfurt).
Christine, Queen of Sweden
Count Karl Gustav
Countess Ebba Sparre
Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna
Count Johan Oxenstierna
Marie-Éléonore de Brandebourg
Assistant of Descarte
ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL
CHOEUR DE L'OPÉRA DE MONTRÉAL
SETS Anick La Bissonnière / COSTUMES Sébastien Dionne / LIGHTING Éric Champoux / VIDEO Alexandre Desjardins / COPRODUCTION Opéra de Montréal, Canadian Opera Company (COC Toronto)