OFFICIAL PROGRAMMING - FOSE2017
FESTIVALOPERA DE SAINT-EUSTACHE
A UNIQUE CELEBRATION TO GET AQUAINTED TO OPERA
SAINT-EUSTACHE, May 10th, 2017 – For its 8th Edition, the FestivalOpera de Saint-Eustache (FOSE), which is held
from the July 7 to July 9, 2017 in the Lower Laurentians, invites festival-goers to discover, rediscover and even initiate themselves to opera through a rich and diversified program including operas Le Secret by Suzanne Wolf-Ferrari and Le Téléphone by Menotti, concerts featuring hits of French and Italian operas with diva Valeria Florencio, a free grand concert of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques and a concert-talk on opera history hosted by Pierre Vachon, musicologist, in collaboration with the Opéra de Montréal!
TWO OPERAS FOR ONE!
The FestivalOpera is pleased to offer festival-goers a double feature special operatic evening featuring LE SECRET by Suzanne Wolf-Ferrari and LE TÉLÉPHONE by Menotti.
July 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m., at the Centre d’Art La petite église. Tickets available on Admission.com ($35.00)
Le Secret by Suzanne Wolf-Ferrari
The opera is set in Piedmont at the beginning of the twentieth century. Count Gil has been married only a month and is already struggling with the agony of jealousy. Convinced that he has seen his spouse Suzanne outside their home against his will, his suspicions are reinforced by a tobacco scent in the apartment: « If the eye can be fooled, the nose cannot ». Yet, neither he nor his servant Sante smokes. With the young prodigious baritone HUGO LAPORTE and the wonderful soprano AUDREY LAROSE-ZICAT, accompanied on the piano by LOUISE-ANDRÉE BARIL, and stage directed by JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPOINTE.
Le Téléphone by Menotti
Before leaving for a trip, Ben heads to Lucy’s to propose but is continually stopped by phone calls she is receiving. The FestivalOpera is very proud to receive internationally renowned Quebecker baritone JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPOINTE! Presented by great renowned singers: soprano CHANTAL DIONNE and baritone JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPOINTE, accompanied on the piano by LOUISE-ANDRÉE BARIL and stage directed by JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPOINTE.
CONCERT-TALK: Opera - 400 years of history
Hosted by Pierre Vachon, musicologist
July 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m., at the Centre d’Art La petite église. In French. Tickets available on Admission.com ($7.00)
Following the success of the 2016 edition of the conference, musicologist and Opéra de Montreal Communications Director Pierre Vachon returns for a conference about the great moments of opera history throughout the past 400 years. For this 90 minutes concert-talk, Mr. Vachon will present a condensed version of the great moments and the principal creations that changed the face of opera, from Monteverdi to today’s composers. On stage, he will be accompanied by singers NATALYA GENNNADI, soprano, ARMINÈ KASSABIAN, mezzo, and GUY LESSARD, tenor, with JEREMIE PELLETIER on the piano. A musical, inspiring and enlightening conference intended to demystify opera and its history.
AN OPERA CELEBRATION
July 8, 2017, 8:00 p.m., at the Centre d’Art La petit église. Tickets available on Admission.com ($30.00)
After the success of her first show “Canciones Populares Espanolas” diva VALERIA FLORENCIO takes you on a lyrical, historical and romantic journey. Accompanied by a pianist, lyrical singer VALERIA FLORENCIO keeps the history of French and Italian opera alive by presenting the greatest “hits” of opera.
CONCERT : THE JEUNES AMBASSADEURS LYRIQUES
July 9th, 2:30 p.m., FREE outdoor concert presented by Hydro-QuОbec – Promenade Paul-Sauvé
After the outstanding success of last summer’s event, FOSE’s free outdoor grand concert, presented by Hydro-Québec, returns with the best of the lyrical up-and-coming Canadian and international singer awardees of the Young Lyrical Ambassadors program. A not to be missed family event on the beautiful Promenade Paul-Sauvé, behind Saint-Eustache’s Great Church. Take the opportunity to picnic outdoors and familiarize yourself with great opera arias on a Sunday afternoon.
NEW – FOSE PASS
Opera lovers and regular guests of the FestivalOpera are invited to buy the new FOSE-PASS ($60.00) which gives access to all the events of the 8th edition of the FOSE
MANY THANKS TO OUR VALUED PARTNERS
FOSE would like to warmly thank their valued partners for their support: the City of Saint-Eustache, Hydro-Québec, Saint-Eustache Arts and Culture services, Mr. Benoit Charrette, Member of Parliament for Deux-Montagnes, Meti Jori Agency, Ansonia boutique, JCL newpapers L’Éveil de la Concorde, Dental Center Les Cours, Milimage, Social Web and many others.
With the mission to popularize opera, FestivalOpera presents each summer concerts and operas featuring remarkable talents from all over the world, including grand lyrical voices and young promising talents. Taking place in the charming setting of Old Saint-Eustache, the events present accessible and unforgettable opera moments to a large public.
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Isabelle Vallée, Communications Manager