Oper’Actuel 98 Works In Progress
Stage direction: Guy Beausoleil


Tim Brady, The Salome DancerJacques Desjardins, Sous l’ÉdenRichard Désilets, Zaâ le loup (1998) | Sean Pepperall, The Band Marc Patch, Blanche NeigeZack Settel, Hok Pwah (1993)


Bernard Cayouette, tenor | Marcella Seguel, soprano | Isabelle Ligot, soprano | Julie Berthiaume, soprano | Yves Saint-Amant, bass | Alain Duguay, baritone | Maryse Inis, soprano | Chantal Dionne, soprano | Claire-Isabelle Mauffette, soprano

Lorraine Vaillancourt, conductor | Véronique Lacroix, conductor | Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt, conductor

Students from the contemporary ensembles and workshops of the Faculty of Music l’Université de Montréal et du Conservatoire du Québec à Montréal and others


Feb. 22, 1998, La Chapelle, Montreal


One of the primary purposes of our creation company is to encourage composers and librettists to write new forms of opera. Through this recurring event, we have the unique opportunity to hear excerpts from the operas that these artists are working on, as they share the creative process of their writing projects with us. In addition to fostering the emergence of new works and familiarizing young singers and musicians with these new forms of expression, this meeting with the new generation shows the public the multitude of styles, witnesses to an era. The creative and educational nature of this event brings together presenters, professionals, teachers and creators and opens the door to a young new audience.