Whether you’re completely new to the world of opera or if you are a veteran bel canto lover or even singer , Gen’s Delights has put together a brief overview of several opera happenings in Montreal this month that range from performances, galas, CD launches and even an audition for a new opera !
Read on :
Benefit Gala of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriquesthis October 15th !
The Lyrichorégra 20 Theater is a non-profit organization founded in 1976 by tenor Alain Nonat, with the assistance of numerous well-known figures from the lyrical and dance communities in France and Canada.
The organization is celebrating its 46th anniversary this year by presenting the 28th edition of it’s Young Lyrical Ambassadors Gala to be held this Saturday, October 15th at the Conservatoire de musique ( 4750 Av. Henri-Julien,Montreal) .
Young singers from all over the world are invited to apply each year and take part in a number of auditions and contests that lead up to a lavish Gala where several bursaries, awards, and contracts with foreign companies are given out.
This year, 24 soloists from 8 countries will compete by singing the most beautiful arias by Bellini, Bizet, Delibes, Donizetti, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini and Verdi, accompanied by the JAL Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Louise-Andrée Baril.
For more information on the organization and Gala concert please visit :
Entrance: Students 20$ / Regular 45$ / VIP : 120$ ( with tax receipt) include access to the cocktail.
CELLOPÉRA – an “opera centric” first album produced by Duo Cavatine , is now available !
Duo Cavatine is mostly a lengthy tale of friendship between two people who are deeply passionate about music.
Perfectly in time for Canadian Thanksgiving, their new CD CellOpéra! is available for purchase on their website after a successful launch party at Kin experience last Wednesday October 12th 2022.
One of the most well-known musical groups in North America, they are frequently featured on CBC Music, particularly on the program “In Concert”.
The Pro Musica Society, the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Doors Open at Southminster in Ottawa, the Belle Chapelle in Sherbrooke, the Orford Music Festival, Music Mondays in Toronto, the Heifetz International Music Institute in the United States, and the Festival del Lago in Mexico are just a few of the concert series where they also frequently appear.
Their chosen duo name derives from the very first piece they performed together while attending university in Montreal; Poulenc’s sonata for cello and piano.
Their recent and first self- produced CD , CellOpéra! was recorded at the Concert Hall of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal last March 28-30, 2021.
In search of fresh concepts, the duo began to investigate the possibility that the cello’s vocal tone would be an excellent fit for the operatic genre. The duo are thrilled to share their favorite arias as a combination of the operatic and instrumental worlds.
Some of the highlights on the CD include an upbeat take on GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Porgy and Bess, Summertime and a very heartfelt rendition of ANDRÉ GAGNON (1936-2020) Nelligan, Le Vaisseau d’or.
To learn more about the Duo, their projects and to purchase a CD, please visit their website :
L’Opéra bouffe du Québec presents: La belle de Cadix
After two years of waiting, the Opéra bouffe du Québec is proud to present to Laval audiences “La belle de Cadix”, a famous operetta by Francis Lopez, well known for these unforgettable tunes that have stood the test of time…
Directed by Alain Zouvi and under the musical direction of Simon Fournier, seven soloists, around thirty singers and the OBQ orchestra will transport you to Spain with warm tunes filled with love and sunshine.
The beauty of Cadiz: a must this fall for a moment of pure happiness!
Chica! Chica! Chic! Ay! Ay! Ay!
L’Opéra bouffe du Québec to Present ‘La Belle de Cadix’
( 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 October 2022)
Theater of the Muses: 1395, boul de la Concorde O, Laval
To learn more and buy tickets:
AUDITION – CALL for Sortilegio
“Brave Knights, brave knights, We face dangers without shuddering before death…”
4 brothers, one destiny… Who will survive the deadly spell of the vampire Machiavella?
Dear opera singers, this new project is waiting for you!
Sortilegio is a lyrical musical review imagined by director Vivianne Delorme. She is currently looking for amazing opera singers to be part of her new exciting production.
In this unique show, you will have the chance to discover the sorcery hidden in the world of opera. It connects, in an enchanting story, a variety of excerpts from spellbinding operas such as: the Haunted Manor (Straszny dwór), Merlin and Der Vampyr!
This century-old music will be reinvented by the extraordinary composer and orchestrator Elizabeth Raum (Pacific Opera, Winnipeg Ballet, etc.).
More than 10 stellar lyrical soloists will be featured, accompanied by an intimate 21-piece orchestra. The whole thing will be completed by extravagant costumes made by the Grand Costumier in collaboration with the Italian designer Elena Furfaro and fabulous sets imagined by the MIRARI team.
With Sortilegio, a world of magic and wonder comes to the Opera… just in time for Halloween 2023 !
Applications end this October 31st 2022, Don’t miss your chance to apply by sending in your audition tapes.
To learn more about the project and to audition , please visit :