The encounter between Zack Settel’s refined score, Wajdi Mouawad’s touching text and Claude Poissant’s subtle staging offers us a moment of magic. The creators look back on the genesis of this luminous show that would enchant children and adults alike.


Creative team
Zack Settel, music | Wajdi Mouawad, libretto | Claude Poissant, stage direction | Guillaume Lord, stage Design | François Roupinian, lighting | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up | Marie-Pierre Fleury, costumes | Pierre Lafontaine, hairstyling

Éthel Guéret, soprano | Claudine Ledoux, mezzo-soprano | Bernard Levasseur, baritone | Patrick Mallette, baritone | Lysianne Tremblay, mezzo-soprano

Julien Grégoire, percussion | Guy Pelletier, flutes


Si Chants Libres m’était conté (If Chants Libres were a story) is an important work of memory and archives which hopes to present seventeen new operas created by the company between 1990 and 2022, under the direction of Pauline Vaillancourt. Each video capsule allows us to go back to the genesis of these creations, a witness to their times. By means of interviews and excerpts from original productions, you can discover the challenges and the anecdotes that marked each of these works!

Original concept: Manuel A. Codina, Pauline Vaillancourt
Production: Groupe Sighter | Pauline Vaillancourt, Co-Director | Bruno Desrosiers, Co-Director, Photo Direction, Editing, Sound Mix | Manuel A. Codina, Archival Restoration | Tuong Vi Nguyen, Camera, Photo Direction (Wajdi Mouawad – Paris) | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, Make-up | Sandra Lefebvre, Associate Producer, Sound Recording