Artistic Direction : Marie-Annick Béliveau
Co-production with Ensemble Paramirabo


OPER’ACTUEL | Works in progress (7th edition) is a highlight event of Chants Libres vocal creation company, which helps bring to life new operas while also familiarising young singers and the public with new forms of musical expression.

The 7th edition will take place under the artistic direction of Marie-Annick Béliveau in a co-production with Ensemble Paramirabo, one of the most innovative and accomplished new music ensembles in Canada. The selected works will be presented on a Montreal stage on August 27 and 28, 2022, under the musical direction of Jean-Michaël Lavoie.

  • 1-4 voices: 2 female voices, 2 male voice
  • 0-6 instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion

Interested in writing an opera in a new form? Submit your project before May 15, 2022.


Use the online registration form to send your documents and submission. Registration form will be available from Monday, Feb 21.

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Ensemble Paramirabo
Ensemble Paramirabo comes together as a single voice dedicated to performing the music of today and showcasing emerging composers. As a creator of innovative events, the group provides young composers with a venue for refining their trademark within Montreal’s vibrant new music scene and act as a springboard for exposure abroad. The ensemble’s flutist, Jeffrey Stonehouse, has been the group’s artistic director since its founding.


Saturday, August 27, 2022
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Théâtre Rouge – Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (


One of the principal mandates of our creation company is to encourage composers and librettists to create new works. Over the course of this recurring event, we are given a unique opportunity to hear excerpts from these developing operas and to learn about the creation process of each project. In addition to supporting the emergence of new works and familiarising young singers with new forms of expression, this encounter with the next generation allows the public to witness the diversity of styles of our time. This creative and pedagogical event brings together presenters, professionals, performers and creators, while also opening the door to a new and young public.