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  • Oper’Actuel 2013 Works In Progress

    Behind the scenes of new opera

    For the fourth edition of Oper’Actuel 2013 Works In Progress, Chants Libres, is giving Montrealers the opportunity to live an exciting adventure: to be the first to hear excerpts of four entirely new operas presented by composers and librettists.

    Young singers and musicians from Atelier de musique contemporaine de l’Université de Montréal, conducted by Cristian Gort, Atelier de musique de chambre de l’Université de Montréal, conducted by Jean-Loup Gagnon and Les salons de l’ombre jaune ensemble, will perform, one after the other, excerpts from four operas in development. From one opera to the next, we will experience different aesthetics, styles and forms, through diverse tales and eras.

    Marie-Pierre Brasset (Quebec) plunges us into one of those daily dramas of modern life (La piñata, libretto by Nicolas Lemieux); Kristin Norderval (Norway/USA) gives us a poetic opera which brings to life history at its biggest and smallest forms, through the telling of the tragic destiny of the Argentine Patricia Isasa (Trials of Patricia Isasa, libretto by Naomi Wallace); Nickos Harizanos (Greece) explores psychic meanderings inspired by a classic Greek myth (Médéa Sparagmata opus 135, libretto by Euripides); Pierre Michaud (New-Brunswick), for his part gives us a Felliniesque take on opera (Le rêve de Grégoire, libretto by Pierre Michaud).

    News posted Monday, March 25, 2013

  • Make the Opening Night of L’Enfant des glaces even More Special

    • Meet the business community by participating in our Networking Event, Thursday February 28th, at 6:30 PM at the Gesù.
    • Special guest, Wendy Reid from HEC, Service de l’enseignement du management.
    • Only 75$, including sushi and wine and 2 free tickets to the opening of L’Enfant des glaces February 28th at 8:00 PM.
    • Get tickets at the door or by email: creation@chantslibres.org
    • Information: Henry Gauthier — 514-841-2642

    News posted by Chants Libres on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • L’Enfant des glaces (The Ice Child): 3 Nights, 2 Festivals and one Team of Creative Artists

    Chants Libres is inviting you to (re) discover one of the masterworks of its repertoire, L’Enfant des glaces (The Ice Child) , an electr’opera by Zack Settel and Pauline Vaillancourt, lauded by the critics at the world premiere in September 2000 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and in 2002 at 6 Tage Oper in Düsseldorf, Germany. The opera will be presented for 3 nights only at the Gesù, February 28, March 1 and 2, 2013 at 8 PM during Montréal/ Nouvelles Musiques and Montréal en Lumière festivals.

    News posted by Chants Libres on Thursday, February 14, 2013

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