Oper’Actuel 2015 Works In Progress


Snezana Nesic, The Rain Passed Over (Tobias Ribitzki, libretto)
Denis Bosse, La lettre volée (Pascal Notet, libretto)
Rachel Burman, Slideshow (Rachel Burman, libretto)
Kristin Norderval, The Trials of Patricia Isasa (Naomie Wallace (libretto)


Samira Tou, soprano | Simon Chalifoux, baritone | Michiel Schrey, tenor | Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse, tenor | Marie-Annick Béliveau, mezzo-soprano | Rachel Burman, cello | André Pappathomas, invented instruments | Audrey Côté, soprano | Mireille Bériault, soprano | Simon Fournier, baritone | Kristin Norderval, soprano | Rebecca Woodmass, coloratura soprano | Patrick Mallette, baritone | Claude Lemieux, actor

Atelier de musique contemporaine de l’Université de Montréal (ATMC) | Lorraine Vaillancourt, conductor | Cristian Germán Gort, conductor

Ensemble Musique Avenir | Véronique Lacroix, conductor


March 27, 28, 2015,  Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal


Chants Libres, under the artistic direction of Pauline Vaillancourt, is proud to present the 5th edition of its Oper’Actuel — Works In Progress event, which gives audiences the opportunity to discover a whole range of new music and new possibilities for opera. Previous editions allowed 23 composers to hear and see their new opera projects as works in progress and allowed 45 singers and a large number of musicians to gain valuable experience in the creation of new music. This pedagogical and creative event brings together producers, professionals, teachers and creative artists in a singular event, and opens the doors to a new and young audience.