Opéra de Montréal presents
La Traviata by Verdi
Production shines a spotlight on the talents of wonderful Quebec soprano Marie-Josée Lord
October 20, 2021
Following the launch of its 2021-22 season, the Opéra de Montréal has the wind in its sails with a subscription campaign that continues to gather steam. Meeting the public’s eager anticipation, single tickets for La Traviata are now also on sale. This production will take place in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier on January 29, February 1 and 3 at 7:30 pm, as well as on February 6 at 2 pm. Shining a spotlight on the talents of wonderful Quebec soprano Marie-Josée Lord, stage director Alain Gauthier will offer up an all-new version of Verdi’s famous opera. Ticket prices start at $35.
“The easing of health measures in performance halls was welcomed like a breath of fresh air,” said Patrick Corrigan, General Director of the Opéra de Montréal. “We can really feel the public’s enthusiasm, as people long to be back in the performance hall and to enjoy an ‘in-person’ cultural experience,” he continued. The 2021-22 season will also include an original work by Julien Bilodeau and Michel Marc Bouchard, La beauté du monde, as well as Barrie Kosky’s high-spirited production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, whose reputation precedes it.
La Traviata by Verdi
Synopsis: Paris, in the 1920s… the Roaring Twenties. Cabaret artist Violetta is a proud and well-known courtesan. Young Alfredo is a man from a good family. Foolish and in love, they try to rebel against the conventions that separate their two worlds, engaging in a passionate love affair. But at what cost?
Violetta: Marie-Josée Lord
Alfredo: Rame Lahaj
Germont: James Westman
Flora: Pascale Spinney
Conductor: Alain Trudel
Stage Director: Alain Gauthier
Production: Opéra de Montréal, Edmonton Opera, Manitoba Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera
Opéra de Montréal Chorus / Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
January 29 and February 1, 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm / Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 2 pm
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier – Place des Arts
A unique concert in November
Presented by the Opéra de Montréal, the Atelier lyrique will give a concert on November 21 at 2 pm in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. The program consists of some of the finest arias and ensembles in the repertoire, with works ranging from Saint-Saëns’ Samson & Dalila and Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, to Massenet’s Cendrillon, Bizet’s Carmen, and much more.
The culmination of an “orchestra clinic” that was part of the Atelier residents’ program in the fall of 2020, this concert will feature the young singers along with two of our great home-grown voices, mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel and tenor Eric Laporte. They will be joined by the Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of maestro Jacques Lacombe.
The full program can be seen on the Opéra de Montréal’s website, and tickets are available at bit.ly/LaCompilation. Persons of 34 and under can use the promo code POURTOI to purchase a ticket at just $15, taxes and fees included.
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