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Last Sunday (Nov 21, 2022), Opéra de Montréal kickstarted their season to a Jam-packed Wilfrid-Pelletier crowd of hungry Operaphiles. The “mixtape” concert featured the artists-in-residence Atelier lyrique along with its two homegrown and former members: mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel (Atelier 2008-2010) and tenor Éric Laporte. The singers were accompanied by the Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Jacques Lacombe. The concept of the show was an effective twist on the typical operatic gala concert. The singers Catherine Daniel, Éric Laporte, Mishael Eusebio and  Vanessa Croom also hosted the evening. They made a great effort to be relatable and to appeal to younger audiences,…

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27th JAL Gala After the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the pandemic, the 27th Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Gala is back in full force this year with no less than 30 singers. For the occasion, two dancers will accompany them in arias and ensemble numbers from the great operatic repertoire. Among the works on the programme, the public will find excerpts from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Bohème, Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto.  In order to reach a larger audience, ticket prices have been reduced compared to previous editions ($12 for students and $35 for the…

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We are proud to announce the Winners of Operalia 2021 right on time to celebrate the 2021 World Opera Day! First Prize Victoria Karkacheva, mezzo-soprano, Russia Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor, Peru Second Prize Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia Bekhzod Davronov, tenor, Uzbekistan Jonah Hoskins, tenor, USA Third Prize Emily Pogorelc, soprano, USA Dmitry Cheblykov, baritone, Russia Jusung Park, bass-baritone, South Korea Birgit Nilsson Prize Victoria Karkacheva, mezzo-soprano, Russia The Pepita Embil Prize of Zarzuela Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia The Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer Prize of Zarzuela Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor, Peru Rolex Prize of the Audience Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor,…

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Soprano Jocelyn Fralick, who recently returned to Toronto after two years’ study in Amsterdam, will have to pack her bags again for three days in New York. On Friday, October 15, she was named recipient of the coveted Career Blueprint, in the fourth edition of Ten Singing Stars – The New Generation, presented by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the Ten Singing Stars concert at Toronto’s Zoomer Hall, broadcast live on The New Classical 96.3 FM and streamed on the station’s website and YouTube channel. The singers performed operatic arias…

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There are at least three other composers name “Tchaikovsky” besides the famous one? In addition to Piotr Ilyich there are Alexander (b. 1946), his uncle Boris (1925-1996), and André (1935-1982), who was Polish. None of them were related to Piotr Ilyich. Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the animals was neither performed in public nor published during the composer’s lifetime? It went on to become one of the most popular works in the entire repertory of classical music, yet the composer himself forbade all performances beyond a single private one given for his friends during Carnival season (late winter) in 1886. (Saint-Saëns died…

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New edition of the CIOC… at last! The Canadian International Organ Competition is making a comeback after more than four years. Scheduled for last year, the event, which takes place every three years in October, had to be postponed because of the pandemic. After 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017, this is therefore the fifth edition of the CIOC and the first with Jean-Willy Kunz as artistic director. More than a competition, this is a real festival that extends throughout the month. There will be concerts by some members of the jury from Oct. 13, the day before the first semi-final…

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New York, NY (September 20, 2021)— The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it has appointed Debra Lew Harder as the new host of its radio broadcasts, the longest-running classical music program in American radio history, which began 90 years ago in 1931. Only the fifth person to serve in this capacity, Ms. Lew Harder follows in the footsteps of former legendary voices of the Met, Milton Cross (1931–1975), Peter Allen (1975-2004), Margaret Juntwait (2004–2015), and, most recently, Mary Jo Heath (2016–2021). Ms. Lew Harder comes to the Met from WRTI, the classical music and jazz public radio station in Philadelphia.…

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Montreal, September 16, 2021 — The vocal creation company CHANTS LIBRES is delighted to announce the world -premiere of its latest creation, L’orangeraie by Zad Moultaka (music) and Larry Tremblay (libretto), staged by -Pauline Vaillancourt. The performances will take place in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles in the Ludger–Duvernay Theatre of Montreal’s Monument-National on October 19, 20 and 21, 2021, and then again on November 5 and 6, 2021, at Le Diamant in Quebec City as part of their series — Art Lyrique. Artistic Director Pauline Vaillancourt co-founded this company in 1990 with Joseph Saint-Gelais and Renald Tremblay.…

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Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company is inviting audiences to three new mainstage productions at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, as part of its 2021/2022 season offerings: Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, and The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Through our digital fall, it’s been wonderful to be able to support artists, creators, and technicians in returning to the stage and sharing their talents with audiences from coast to coast to coast,” says COC General Director Perryn Leech. “Today, we’re delighted to announce even more ways to access the very best in…

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They have not been led by their conductor, Jonathan Cohen, since the start of the pandemic. Thus the spirit of a reunion will prevail on Sept. 22, when Les Violons du Roy present their first concert of the season at the Palais Montcalm. There will be a reunion also with the French soprano Sandrine Piau, who sang for the first time with this Quebec City chamber orchestra in 2003. “She was to give a gala concert with us in April 2020,” explains Les Violons artistic director Laurent Patenaude. “This will be our first guest from abroad since the…

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