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A Very Operatic Christmas

Webcast From December 5 To 25, 2021

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First came the Three Tenors. Then came Il Volo. And now, premiering in Montreal, is the Canadian group Lyrico. The ensemble is a classical crossover trio comprised of Marco Bocchicchio, Sam Champagne, and Matthew Adam. Together, they bring classically-trained voices to beautiful melodies, from opera to pop.

Backed by 46 musicians of the FILMharmonique Orchestra and a 40-piece choir, Lyrico delivers an exciting program including both well-known Italian classics, crossover hits, and Christmas favorites. Selections include Brindisi, The Prayer, O Holy Night and many more.

The Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Francis Choinière, is also set to perform the overture from opera’s enduring classic, La Traviata, and the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana. A rousing performance is guaranteed!


  • Producers / Presenters : Minuit Médias, Minuit Médias
  • Venue : Webcast
  • Lyrico : Marco Bocchicchio, Sam Champagne, and Matthew Adam
  • Interpretation : The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir
  • Conductor : Francis Choinière
  • Duration : 1h30 with intermission
  • Photo credit : Tam Lan Truong
Performance presented WITHOUT physical distancing

Procedural masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required
Performance presented WITHOUT physical distancing

Procedural masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required

Please note that this show will be presented in a performance hall that can be filled to maximum capacity, which means that physical distancing does not apply once spectators are sitting in their assigned seats.

To attend the performance, ticketholders must comply with the usual health and safety measures, in addition to meeting the following two criteria:

  • All spectators aged 13 and up must show a vaccine passport, along with a proof of ID, at the entrance to the performance hall. A photo ID is required for people of ages 16 to 74.

  • All spectators aged 10 and up must wear a procedural mask at all times: when circulating and during the performance (masks are also strongly recommended for children of ages 2 to 9).

For more information on the health and safety measures in effect at Place des Arts or to read our FAQ, please see the COVID-19 page.

Streaming available from December 11, 00:01 AM to December 25, 23:59 PM.
The access link is available for 72 hours after the beginning of the stream.

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