Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Support the next Chants Libres opera: L’orangeraie

Chants Libres will be presenting an opera on childhood and warfare in October 2020 at the Monument-National: L’Orangeraie. Commemorating the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, our company will collaborate with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) to hold a unique benefit event at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

How to support us?

Reserve online in order to participate in the benefit evening on February 12, 2020 (space is limited). Each ticket will allow you two VIP seats for the premiere of L’orangeraie in fall 2020.
Ticket: $150 | Charity receipt available for tax purposes | Download invitation.
Give online: for each donation of at least $100 before December 31st, 2019, you will receive a ticket to attend the premiere of L’orangeraie in fall 2020.


6 pm > GUIDED TOUR of Sans titre/ protection (1989)*
Visual artist and scenographer for L’orangeraie, Dominique Blain, offers a guided tour of her installation which was recently acquired by the museum. More information on the importance of this work: MBAM | LA PRESSE

6:30 pm > COCKTAIL | Hydro-Quebec Hall, MMFA
– Meet the artists and creators
– See an excerpt of the opera with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne
– Participate in a raffle to win a work by Dominique Blain

* Dominique Blain, Untitled/Protection, 1989, gelatin silver prints on polymeric film mounted on canvas, gilt frames, burlap bags. MMFA Collection.

A few words from Pauline Vaillancourt, Artistic Director

Happy New Year 2020 to you, dear friends and donors, and dear public.

For Chants Libres, 2020 will be a year of production, of creation, an anniversary!

In 2020, Zad Moultaka’s music will accompany us up until the creation of his opera this coming October.

For all of 2020, Larry Tremblay’s libretto will nurture our reflections, throw off our certainties, call to question our convictions.

L’orangeraie will take over our thoughts obsessively, so that we can both delicately and with ferocious conviction, share this new creation with you, this opera that will mark our 30 years of existence. Our artists are working, our creators are plotting, and me? Me, I am so looking forward to showing it to you.

Thank you for believing in it and for encouraging us.

Pauline Vaillancourt
Artistic Director and stage director