A Life in Opera: Tribute to Joseph Rouleau

Maison symphonique June 18, 2024

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Winner of a 2024 Juno award, the Orchestre classique de Montréal commemorates the fifth anniversary of the death of the great Quebec bass Joseph Rouleau, with a moving concert of excerpts from the most famous operas by Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, Delibes, Offenbach and Wagner. The concert will feature four renowned Canadian opera singers, accompanied by the OCM in symphonic formation. It's an exciting evening of opera not to be missed!

This final concert of the 84th season will feature the wonderful soloists: Aline Kutan (soprano), Mireille Lebel (mezzo-soprano), Éric Laporte (tenor) and Philippe Sly (bass-baritone), and will also mark the culmination of Jacques Lacombe's first season as the OCM’s new Artistic Director.

The OCM is also delighted to welcome the young Innu soprano named Radio-Canada’s revelation, Elisabeth St-Gelais, and pianist Louise Pelletier for a pre-concert recital at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer of the Maison symphonique, thanks to the collaboration of Jeunesses Musicales Canada, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The recital will feature French melodies by Bizet, Duparc and Poulenc.

MOZART, Le Nozze di Figaro: Overture
MOZART, Don Giovanni: Madamina (aria)
MOZART, Don Giovanni: La ci darem la mano (duet)
VERDI, Aïda: Celeste Aïda (aria)
VERDI, La Traviata: Sempre libera (aria)
VERDI, La Traviata: Prélude de l’Acte III
VERDI, La Traviata: Parigi, o cara (duet)
VERDI, Nabucco: Oh, dischiuso è il firmamento (aria)
VERDI, Don Carlos: Elle ne m’aime plus (aria)
VERDI, Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell'amore (quartet)
BIZET, Carmen: Suite no.1; Aragonaise
BIZET, Carmen: Séguedille (duet)
BIZET, Carmen: Suite no.1; Intermezzo
DELIBES, Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue (aria)
DELIBES, Lakmé: Sous le dôme épais (duet)
OFFENBACH, Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Kleinzach (aria)
LECLERC / BELLEMARE, Moi mes souliers (quartet)
LECLERC / BELLEMARE, Hymne au printemps (quartet)


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