In this new episode of Si Chants Libres m’était conté, the protagonists of Le Rêve de Grégoire look back on this opera by Pierre Michaud, directed by René-Daniel Dubois. Take a behind-the-scenes look at this Kafkaesque fable, whose questions remain as relevant as ever, 10 years after its premiere. 


Pierre Michaud, music and libretto | René-Daniel Dubois, stage direction | Gabriel Tsampalieros, stage design | Guy Simard, lighting | Marianne Thériault, costumes | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up | Manon Bouchard, assistant stage director

François-Olivier Jean, tenor | Marie-Annick Béliveau, mezzo-soprano | Dion Mazerolle, baritone | Andrzej Stec, tenor | Rebecca Woodmass, coloratura soprano | Michiel Schrey, tenor | Dorothéa Ventura, soprano

Ensemble SMCQ : Quatuor Bozzini, Quasar – Quatuor de saxophones and Ensemble à percussion Sixtrum | Walter Boudreau, 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 | Cameraman, DOP, archive management, video production for Le rêve de Grégoire (Gaspacho Films) | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, Make-up | Sandra Lefebvre, Associate Producer, Sound Recording | Stéphanie Pothier, interviews with Pauline Vaillancourt