Marie-Annick Béliveau,
Artistic Direction
Ensemble Paramirabo
Jean-Michaël Lavoie, conductor

5 OPERAS CURRENTLY BEING WRITTEN

Come discover 5 operas in the making, from grand opera to musical theatre with a detour through more experimental proposals.

Programme

Keiko Devaux, Canada : L’écoute du perdu (Marie Brassard, staging)
Marco Antonio Pérez-Ramirez, France : Jailli – mis brujerías (Laurence Saboye, libretto)
Jesse Plessis, Canada : L’épaisseur du silence (Thomas Ayouti, libretto)
Nicola Straffelini, Italie : Future Games (Carlo Cenini, libretto)
Vytautas Bucionis, Lituanie : La Noix & Le Diamant (Caroline Allard, libretto)

Soloists
Sarah Albu, Marie-Annick Béliveau, Émilie Daoust-Versailles, Raphaël Laden-Guindon, Frédéricka Petit-Homme, Brittany Rae

+ 1 EXCERPT FROM THE CREATION

Backstage at Carnegie Hall
An opera about racism and the electric guitar
Tim Brady, music | Audrey Dwyer, libretto
Soloist : Ruben Brutus

PRESENTATIONS

Saturday, August 27, 2 pm & 7.30 pm
Sunday, August 28, 2 pm
Théâtre Rouge du Conservatoire
box office : (514) 873 – 4031 # 313
online purchases

Regular rate: $10. Student: $5

PARTNERS

Ensemble Paramirabo comes together as a single voice dedicated to performing the music of today and showcasing emerging composers. As a creator of innovative events, the group provides young composers with a venue for refining their trademark within Montreal’s vibrant new music scene and act as a springboard for exposure abroad. The ensemble’s flutist, Jeffrey Stonehouse, has been the group’s artistic director since its founding.

OPER’ACTUEL 7th edition is a production of Chants Libres co-produced with Ensemble Paramirabo. In collaboration with Bradyworks and Musique 3 Femmes.

With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Conseil des arts de Montréal

A WORD FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

It is a real pleasure for me to take on the artistic direction of Chants Libres with the event Oper’actuel Works in Progress. This rendezvous has everything in it to make me happy. This is where I discover new works in creation, we are given the opportunity to lift up a corner of the curtain and to see composers and librettists at work; I get to hear new voices, singers who are playing the game of creation, who succeed with a few pages of a score to transport us to another universe. Read more

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