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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.

 

ABOUT FESTIVALOPERA

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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SOURCE : FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache

 

Follow FestivalOpera on social medias with the official hashtag: #FOSE2017

 

TICKETS :

Centre d’art La petite Église Phone: 450-974-ARTS (2787)

Admission.com 

Phone: 514-528-2828

 

RENSEIGNEMENTS 

Isabelle Vallée, Communications Manager

vallee.isabelle@gmail.com