With L’archange, Chants Libres took up the ambitious challenge of putting evil on trial. Louis Dufort’s audio material and Alexis Nouss’ obsessions were combined with the cathodic, chaotic force of Alain Pelletier’s installation.  The result was an “opera of images” that captivated audiences and critics alike. 


Louis Dufort, music | Alexis Nouss, libretto | Pauline Vaillancourt, concept and stage direction |Alain Pelletier, visual artist/installation | Pascal Dufaux, scenography | François Roupinian, lighting | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up | Liz Vandal, costumes

Jean Maheux, actor | Fides Krucker, soprano | Émilie Laforest, soprano | Frédéricka Petit-Homme, soprano


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 | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, Make-up | Sandra Lefebvre, Associate Producer, Sound Recording