The La beauté du monde opera — scheduled from March 20 to 30, 2021 at Théâtre Maisonneuve — has been postponed from November 19 au 27, 2022 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. Ticket holders are asked keep their ticket(s), which will be honoured at the venue entrance.
After a successful premiere of the deeply moving opera Les Feluettes in 2016, Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard is back at the Opéra de Montréal with an original libretto about the epic rescue of artwork from the Louvre. This time, he teams up with composer Julien Bilodeau. A proof of the inestimable value of art and beauty.
World War II is wreaking havoc while France has suffered an important defeat at the hands of the Germans. But the ﬁght continues onto the art front when Hitler arrives in Paris. While Nazi ofﬁcers plan to plunder the Louvre of its precious masterpieces, Jacques Jaujard and Rose Valland risk their lives to orchestrate an historic clandestine rescue.
The Opéra de Montréal would like to inform you that, in the interest of historical authenticity, certain symbols associated with the Nazi invasion of Europe are part of the staging and set & costume design of this opera. Out of consideration, we would like to warn you that some scenes may be difficult to watch. Please note that you will hear some blasts during the performance. Thank you and enjoy the opera!