As concert halls continue to be closed during the current lockdown, Montreal’s mainstream theatre and music companies have continued to present live or pre-recorded Operas, Comedies and Classical concerts through high definition online broadcasts.
Until we are able to sit together once again to enjoy live performances, Gen’s Delights is happy to list below a couple of current or upcoming online events that will allow you to sit back and enjoy various shows from the comfort and safety of your home:
Opera de Montreal free webdiffusion of Hänsel and Gretel.
Hänsel and Gretel is still available to watch online for free until January 17th midnight.
Inspired by a tale written by the Grimm Brothers (Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella), the opera was born thanks to the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck.
This free webcast, under the direction of Hugo Bélanger, was the 2014 production of Montreal’s Opera Lyric Workshop held at Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall in Place des Arts starring Canadian singers Frédérique Drolet as Gretel and Emma Char as Hansel
This light and whimsical family friendly opera is enhanced by shadow performances by artists of the National Circus School, which adds a wonderful aspect to this immortal story.
The musicians of the Metropolitan Orchestra, led by Alain Trudel, make Humperdinck’s glittering score shine brightly
Young artists, opera and circus: a magical encounter!
Following the recent government announcement, Bourgie Hall is again obliged to remain closed to the public, this time until January 2021. However, the concert hall has not remain dormant and thanks to numerous recordings, the public will be able to attend seven online concerts running from the 15th of January until the 5th of February 2021.
Kicking off the season is Pallade Musica – Une ville déserte / Medieval music from Renaissance to Baroque : a concert that echoes the ongoing crisis that first shook our world in 2020, including works composed during the plague epidemics that plagued Germany in the 17th century.
This concert will be offered by webcast on Youtube‘s platform. Access holders will receive a password to view the concert diffused until the 17th of January 2021.
To see a complete list of upcoming concerts at Bourgie Hall please visit :
The Orchestre Classique de Montreal (OCM) is proud to present their 81st season A Musical Tour of the World where each concert in their line-up represents a different geographic area. These high definition multi-camera broadcasts will be available online for 2 weeks.
Join the OCM to celebrate a fiery evening of Latin and Spanish music!
Composers Alcides Lanza (Canada-Argentina), Turina and Rodrigo (Spain) are featured in this program. Don’t miss renowned Montreal guitarist Daniel Bolshoy performing with panache Rodrigo’s famous Concierto de Aranjuez. This concert will ignite the latino fire in all of us!
Daniel Bolshoy, Guitar / Boris Brott, Conductor
FEBRUARY 16, 7:30 PM
*Tickets for the online broadcast are $20 and can be purchased at the link below:
FROM YEREVAN TO MONTREAL – ONLINE BROADCAST (MAR 9 – 23, 2021) / Aline Kutan, Soprano
THE FOUR SEASONS – ONLINE BROADCAST (MAR 30 – APR 13, 2021) Barbara Croall, Pipigwan / Marc Djokic, Violin
ALL MOZART – ONLINE BROADCAST (APR 27 – MAY 11, 2021) / Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, Pianist
THE GREAT SLAVS – ONLINE BROADCAST (MAY 18 – JUN 1, 2021) / Stéphane Tétreault, Cello
FROM MOZART TO MCCARTNEY – ONLINE BROADCAST (JUN 8 – 22, 2021) Adam Cicchillitti, guitar / Denis Plante, bandoneon
Judy Gold: An Evening of Comedy and Laughter
The Segal Centre for Performing arts is excited to announce that 2-time Emmy winner comedian and “Yes I Can Say That” Author Judy Gold will make her virtual Segal Centre debut on January 28th at 7:30 p.m. with an evening of comedy and laughter.
Expect a hilarious evening of side-splitting comedy live from Judy Gold’s home!
Best known for her role as the star of her two critically acclaimed, long-running Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom (New York Times Critics’ Pick) and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (GLADD Award, Drama Desk Nominee), she is also known for her acclaimed stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central, and LOGO, as well as for her appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Broad City, Pop TV’s Nightcap, and the Showtime series, I’m Dying Up Here.
She is also the host of the podcast Kill Me Now and was a writer and producer for The Rosie O’Donnell Show.
WHEN: Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.
STREAM: Instructions on how to watch will be sent to ticket buyers a day before the event.
BOX OFFICE: 514.739.7944 / www.segalcentre.org
$18 / individual
$36 / household
LE VIVIER AND ITS 2021 WINTER SEASON
NINE VIRTUAL CONCERTS, 50 WORKS AND 70 ARTISTS ON STAGE
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Le Vivier, a broadcaster specializing in new music, has continued its mission to keep new music alive by providing online concert broadcasts, promote a creative residency, release a series of podcasts and virtually reaching a growing audience, both here in Montreal and internationally.
Their 2021 winter season will continue this mission by offering nine online concerts: true virtual sound journeys with international guests, providing a space for a new generation of artists to showcase works inspired by literature and poetry.
“In difficult and uncertain times, it is essential to nourish the mind and heart, and to keep alive what makes you vibrate. More than ever, we have the desire to discover these musical gems and to participate in preserving the vitality of new music and its actors. Let’s open the doors of the musical imagination, give ourselves moments of respite and live the unattainable!”
Emmanuelle Lizère, Artistic Director of Vivier
They kick off their season next January Friday 22nd at 8pm with Ambiances | Architek Percussion
Architek Percussion presents two grand musical moments for a percussion quartet- with and without electronic instruments – written by the Canadian artists: Andrea Young and Adam Basanta.
These pieces fuse together incredible sounds of percussion, mingling with electronic sounds, which offers an exploration of the limits of time.
Treat yourself to the opportunity to watch and listen to one of the Vivier’s Fall 2020 Season concerts.