YO’pera is a co-creation project that takes place one evening per week, over a period of 26 weeks. Fifteen teen-agers and yound adults, suffering from mental health issues, become artisans and performers in a creative process resulting in a mini-opera inspired by Verdi’s Rigoletto, for which they re-write the story and design the sets, costumes, and props, right here at Place des Arts, under the guidance of a team of professional artists.

The goal: to experiment all facets of this multi-dimensional art form by working alongside the professionals involved (opera singers, theatre artists, designers, a librettist, a composer, and musicians), and to presnet their creation in a real LIVE performance before a public.

THey will perorm their own creation of Rigoletto in the Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts on May 21, at 7 pm. FREE


We sincerely thank our partners for making this project possible:

  • CHU Sainte Justine

  • La Fondation de la Place des Arts

  • Opéra de Montréal