Chants Libres, and its Artistic and General Director Pauline Vaillancourt, are proud to announce the fourth edition of Oper’Actuel 2013 Works In Progress. The previous editions (2008, 2004, 1998) gave 17 composers the opportunity to see and hear their works in progress, and gave 25 young singers the chance to gain experience in the development of new opera scores. With this event, our company is able to discover the work of young composers, librettists and singers, while developing their potential, and to give different musical groups an opportunity to get to know each other and exchange ideas. The event also opens the door to a younger audience stimulated by the presence of young performers, and records a DVD of the work for each selected composer.

In this way, we are developing a future audience base, attracted by their curiosity about new forms of opera, and by consequence, the future work of Chants Libres.

On video

Oper’Actuel 2013 Works In Progress
April 2013, 86m01s

Works on the programme

Performers at the Premiere


Oper’Actuel 2013 Works In Progress was made possible by the collaboration of Atelier de musique contemporaine de l’Université de Montréal, directed by Lorraine Vaillancourt, Atelier de musique de chambre de l’Université de Montréal, directed by Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt and the Maison de la culture Frontenac. Chants Libres receives support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

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