Music in the City to STEAL your Heart!

“If music be the food of love, play on…:”

While Shakespeare penned this expression in Twelfth Night, Montreal is fully embracing it with a stunning line up of musical concerts with LOVE as a main theme:  Don’t worry, Gen’s Delights got you covered!

*** CONTEST :

 Win a pair of tickets for RUDDIGORE presented by the McGill Savoy Society. Details at the end of the article.

DA COSTA AT THE OPERA – MCGILL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Get ready to fall in love and be swayed by the melodious works of Strauss and Wagner as young and talented Quebec violinist, Alexandre Da Costa (accompanied by the McGill Chamber orchestra), shares his contagious love for the Romantic opera repertoire with you, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Da Costa has gained international acclaim with over 2000 performances across four continents and is currently one of the top and most sought after violinists and soloists in the world. 

He currently performs on his 1701 “Deveault” Stradivarius violin – a long-term loan by the “Château du Lac Sacacomie” which according to the artists “becomes an extension of his soul”.

Come see and hear this virtuosic musician in action this Saturday, February 9th 2019 at 7:30pm at

BOURGIE CONCERT HALL

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal (QC)

Duration: 2 Hrs

With intermission

On the PROGRAMME

Rosenkavalier, J. Strauss
Siegfried Fantasie – Paraphrase, R. Wagner
Parsifal Fantasie – Paraphrase, R. Wagner
Tannhäuser Romance, R. Wagner
Meistersinger Preislied, R. Wagner
Walküre Liebesleid, R. Wagner

For TICKETS:  McGill Chamber Orchestra

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Les Melodines series…


Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
On the path of Love

This February 14th at 12:10 pm , as part of the Melodines series ,come to Place des Arts to enjoy the beautiful voices of seven young singers from L’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opera de Montreal , who will lead you on a happy journey on the path of love.

On the program are pieces by renowned composers such as Mozart, Gounod, Johannes Brahms, Bizet and many others !

L’ATELIER LYRIQUE DE L’OPÉRA DE MONTRÉAL is an artist-in-residence program for emerging Canadian opera singers, pianists-vocal coaches, and stage directors. Students graduate from the program as complete artists with a greater understanding of the music industry and armed with practical knowledge and skills to help them continue their path towards a professional career on the national and international scenes.

Les Melodines series presents:
The young singers of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal 

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:10
Salle Claude-Léveillée (175 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5 )

For more information on this concert, the Melodines series and to purchase tickets, please visit :

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Ruddigore, presented by The McGill Savoy Society

*** CONTEST BELOW : Win a pair of tickets for the run of the show

Love, Betrayal and Fantastical Gothic elements make The McGill Savoy Society’s latest production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore highly entertaining!

An ancestral curse looms over the latest baronet of Ruddigore: Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, (currently living under the name Robin Oakapple in a small village), must commit a daily crime – on pain of death!

This curse is a major hindrance to his courtship of the very proper Rose Maybud. To complicate matters further, she has just captured the heart of Robin’s foster-brother, freshly returned from his life at sea…

Will Robin manage to hide his true identity and how long can he defy the ancestral curse?

Throw into the mix, a bevy of curse – enforcing ancestors, a wild mad woman, a faithful retainer as well as, detailed sets and costumes, epic pastoral choruses, mock-Wagnerian orchestrations, and frenzied patter songs and you get Gilbert and Sullivan’s wry send-up of gothic melodrama that ultimately reveals that Love conquers all! 

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The McGill Savoy society was founded in 1964 and is a community theatre that is devoted to the production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s great works, known as the Savoy Operas

They function as a non-profit, high-profile student theatre group, supported by a large and active patron base, the SSMU, sponsors from the Montreal community, and its audience. Their annual show is held within the halls of beautiful Moyse Hall (McGill Arts Building) with a cast of skilled performers and musicians from different walks of life.  Casting for future productions is usually held in the fall.

Ruddigore:  February 9-16, 2019

 853 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 0G5


Dates and Times:
Friday February 8, 2019 – 7:30PM
Saturday February 9, 2019 – 2:00PM, 7:30PM
Friday February 15, 2019 – 7:30PM
Saturday February 16, 2019 – 2:00PM, 7:30PM

Double-Cast Leads:

February 8, February 9 at 7:30pm, February 16 at 2:00pm:
Matthew Erskine, Angela Marino, Jonathan Howes, Allyson Goff

February 9 at 2:00pm, February 15, & February 16 at 7:30pm:
Didier Blach-Lafleche, Emma Victoria, Matthew McKeown, Judith Portelance


For more information and tickets, visit their website at https://www.mcgillsavoy.ca/

*** CONTEST at end of article

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Operapop: Francesca Carli and Enrico Giovagnoli sing Rossini !


Get ready to be swayed by the great opera classics of Gioachino Rossini when soprano Francesca Carli sings along with her partner, tenor Enrico Giovagnoli, on the stage of Theatre Desjardins (Cegep Andre-Laurendeau) this Sunday the 10th of February at 3 pm .  

After the performance, this passionate singer, who is eager to share her love of music with her audience, invites participants to discover Italian delicacies at the after show ‘culinary tasting’ with regional wines from the Manche region and tasty morsels by Rossini & Raffaello,  presented by Otello Renzi .

A wonderful evening of music and sweet tastings not to be missed!

Operapop!

Theatre Desjardins 1111 Rue LaPierre, Lasalle, Quebec

Tickets: Liliana 514 979 6874

Admission: $30


*** CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets for RUDDIGORE presented by the MCGILL Savoy Society

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