Si Chants Libres m’était conté invites you to (re)discover Alexandra, a road opera that follows in the footsteps of the woman with soles of wind and her incredible journey to Tibet. Zack Settel places his notes and exotic sounds over the words of Yan Muckle’s libretto to set this exceptional destiny to music. The staging, set design and costumes also dressed this story with precision, reaching new heights of emotion. A fine opportunity to hear the voice of Pauline Vaillancourt, who was appearing on stage for the last time.


Zack Settel, music | Yan Muckle, libretto | Pauline Vaillancourt, concept and stage direction | Jocelyne Alloucherie, stage design | Nicolas Descoteaux, lighting | Marianne Thériault, costumes |Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up | Lina Cruz, choreography | Jean Décarie and Catherine Parent, video

Pauline Vaillancourt, soprano | Jessica Wise, soprano | François-Olivier Jean, tenor | John Giffen, bass-baritone | Steeve Vérayie, bass | Patrick Mallette, bass-baritone | Philippe Martel, bass-baritone | François Dubé, bass

In Extensio | Cristian Germán Gort, conductor


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 | Stéphanie Pothier, interviews with Pauline Vaillancourt