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  • A Few Minutes with Zack Settel, Composer of Alexandra

    Snapshot from the production

    Pauline Vaillancourt and her team gathered together last week for a research workshop at the Circuit Est production centre. January 17 was particularly exciting because the singers and the musicians were reading Zack Settel’s score and Yan Muckle libretto for the first time, in the presence of the members of the creative and production teams.

    News posted by Chants Libres on Friday, January 27, 2012

  • Alexandra David-Néel’s incredible journey to Tibet

    After celebrating its 20th anniversary with Arias, a major retrospective of its first twenty years, Chants Libres, the lyric creation company, is presenting its 14th opera — Alexandra.

    This new chamber opera was inspired by the extraordinary life of the French adventurer Alexandra David-Néel who travelled over the highest peaks in the world in sometimes extreme conditions. Having lived to be one hundred and one, she was in turns, an opera singer, a journalist, a feminist, a Buddhist, a writer, a philosopher and most of all, an adventurer.

    News posted by Chants Libres on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

  • New book on our 20 years of new opera

    With pictures, words, archival documents, notes from the original productions and personal reflections, discover each of the 13 operas that have made up the 20 year history of the only new opera creation company in Quebec. The book is a unique look at the path the company has taken, from the perspectives of the Artistic Director Pauline Vaillancourt, the creative artists, performers and artisans who all share the same passion for the vocal arts.

    News posted by Chants Libres on Monday, January 23, 2012

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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