Si Chants Libres m’était conté plunges you into this deeply moving opera, where the emotion of the subject matter was to be accurately reflected in the creation. Discover how the creators, chorus and performers came together in this combative opera to “see a horror story transformed into art and beauty”, in the words of Patricia Isasa.


Kristin Norderval, music | Naomi Wallace, libretto | Pauline Vaillancourt, stage direction | Dominique Blain, stage design | Nancy Bussières, lighting | Marianne Thériault, costumes | Bibbi Moslet, dramaturgy | Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up | Dominique Blain, visual artist

Kristin Norderval, soprano | Rebecca Woodmass, coloratura soprano  | Dion Mazerolle, baritone | Claude Lemieux, actor | Vincent Ranallo, baritone  | Daniel Pincus, tenor  | Marie-Annick Béliveau, mezzo-soprano  | Daniel Binelli, bandoneón | Francis Perron, piano | Nick Danielson, violin | Isabel Castellvi, cello | Pablo Aslan, double bass | Marc-Olivier Lamontagne, guitar | Eric Phinney, percussion
Ensemble Kô, choir
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