Presented as a world premiere in May 2014, Chants Libres’s most recent new opera, Le rêve de Grégoire, directed by René-Daniel Dubois, won the Opus Prize for best new creation of the year! A huge bravo to everyone who contributed to the success of this superb production.
News posted Tuesday, February 3, 2015
20 years after the premiere of Canti del Capricorno, the creative artist and director Pauline Vaillancourt presents this striking piece from the company’s repertoire.
News posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Chants Libres is remounting Canti del Capricorno, a performance opera by the Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, that the company first created in 1995 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and that garnered much praise by critics and audiences alike.
Alone on stage, the woman-Capricorno, wrapped in an impressive crinoline with an exaggerated sex organ, slowly removes her costume and begins a moulting process, like an initial path to the heart of a universe that is at once symbolic, mythical and dreamlike. Canti del Capricorno is an important example of «re-invented musical notation», an important milestone for the creation of new forms of opera.
Scelsi’s music, which is extremely difficult to perform, was magnificently brought to life by Pauline Vaillancourt 20 years ago, and will be performed this time by the mezzo-soprano Marie-Annick Béliveau, a rising star in contemporary opera.
News posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Chants Libres, the lyric creation company, produces and tours new forms of opera, of variable geometry, in which artistic and technological innovation come together.
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