“Carte blanche” to Marie-Annick Béliveau
  • Music: Ana Sokolović
  • Stage direction: Frédérick Gravel
    • September 27 to September 30, 2017
    Amphithéâtre — Le Gesù
    Montréal, Québec

What’s New?

  • In September, Chants Libres is offering «carte blanche» to Marie-Annick Béliveau

    The mezzo-soprano Marie-Annick Béliveau, artist in residence at Chants Libres, will perform the opera Love Songs, by the composer Ana Sokolović, next September 27th, 28th and 30th at Le Gesù, as a “carte blanche” presented in co-diffusion with Le Vivier. Under the Artistic Direction of Frédérick Gravel, Marie-Annick Béliveau will perform this opera for solo voice and saxophone with the musician Jean Derome.

    It was in 2008, the Serbian-Canadian artist, Ana Sokolović, created Love Songs, a commission from Queen of Puddings Music Theatre. This opera puts the composer’s favourite poems to music and sings love in many languages. In 2017, Ana Sokolović and Marie-Annick Béliveau present a new version of this work, a creation for voice and saxophone.

    “Love has always been and always will be the inexhaustible inspiration of human creativity. Love follows us everywhere; love is the cause and the result. Love evokes the strongest human emotions: love has led people to wars, but it has also inspired the most beautiful poems. All the languages sing about love the same way. Every happiness, worry, sadness and tenderness is similar to another.

    Love Songs is an intimate story about love in five "thematic" movements: pure love, tender love, a child’s love, mature love and love for a person we lost. The lyrics are sung in five languages: English, French, Serbian, Irish and Latin. There are interludes between the movements, with the phrase "I love you" said in a 100 languages. While the movements are lyrical, the interludes are more rhythmic, inspired by the colours of a hundred languages, with the singer using various unconventional voice techniques.» — Ana Sokolović

    Box-office opening is coming soon. Stay tuned!

    News posted Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • Yo soy la desintegración: have a look at the Press review

    “The soprano commands the stage and the audience’s attention, never getting lost in the short yet complex work. […] The overriding sense one gets from this production is that it is intentionally divisive — perhaps reflective of Kahlo’s art itself.” — Montréal Rampage

    News posted Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • Re-experience Jean Piché’s beautiful music in the comfort of your own home

    You loved Yo soy la desintegración? Buy the CD of the original production by Jean Piché and Yan Muckle, sung by Pauline Vaillancourt, through our website boutique.

    News posted Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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      Amphithéâtre — Le Gesù
      Montréal, Québec

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