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OFFICIAL 2018 PROGRAMMING UNVEILED

 

AN INSPIRATIONAL WEEK-END OF OPERA AND BALLET

 

SAINT-EUSTACHE, May 16 2018 – The FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache cordially invites all people who are passionate about the opera, classical music and the arts to attend the 9th annual edition on July 6-8 and October 28, 2018 in the Lower Laurentians. It offers you an easily accessible opportunity to discover at a low price the greatest opera arias and the most prolific artists of the local, national and international lyric scene. In this edition, there will be a surprising program featuring the greatest love songs with Love Duo at the Opera, a concert ballet with Opera and Ballet Reunited for Peace, presented in collaboration with Les oiseaux du paradis (Birds of Paradise), and the opera singers of tomorrow in the great outdoor concert of the Young Lyrical Ambassadors 2018.

 

LOVE DUO AT THE OPERA

Friday July 6 – 8pm

Centre d’art la Petite église de Saint-Eustache - $35 services fees included

 

Who has never dreamed of being sang to and serenaded? Come dream with soprano Eleonora de la Pena and baritone Hugo Laporte. Let yourself be carried away by passions larger than life, by comic conquests, repressed desires and pure love! Two extraordinary characters will tell you their troubles and their adventures through solos and duets. Their voices will resonate through the enchanting setting of the little church of St. Eustache and vibrate through you. The director of the concert, Anne-Audrey Deltell, invites all “opera enthusiasts and true connoisseurs, to come see and listen to the most beautiful songs of love that opera can offer!”

 

ARTISTS : soprano Eleonora De La Pena, baritone Hugo Laporte, pianist Louise-Andrée Baril, pianiste and director Anne-Audrey Deltell

 

OPERA AND BALLET REUNITED FOR PEACE

Saturday July 7 – 8pm

Centre d’art la Petite église de Saint-Eustache - 35$ service fees included

 

On the theme of hope, the FOSE offers a great first edition with a concert merging opera and ballet. Four magnificent artists will share the stage during the concert "Opera and ballet united for peace". Soprano Christine Williams and tenor Rodrigo Ocampo will accompany the renowned Les Oiseaux du Paradis (Birds of Paradise) formed by ballet dancer Elsie Morin and acrobat Mathieu Roy. Together, the artists will offer an exploration on the theme of hope for a better tomorrow. They will begin the adventure each in their own world, in a solitary walk, and offer solo performances of pieces such as O Sole Mio, La Tabernera Del Puerto, Michel Legrand Medley, Spente Le Stelle and many others. Then, their solitude will be replaced by a merging as the four artists become one. A beautiful show that will take your breath away!

 

About the concept « Les oiseaux du paradis » (Birds of Paradise)

Aerial ballet artist Elsie Morin dazzles audiences with her unique prowess and agility. Mathieu Roy, artist, acrobat, acrobatic rigger from the Cirque du Soleil is the designer of the rotating mast. Since 1999, LES OISEAUX DU PARADIS shows create an exceptional and distinguished experience of original entertainment. They use an innovative device which they themselves invented, a fully automated 360-degree rotating mast.

 

YOUNG LYRICAL AMBASSADORS 2018

Sunday July 8 – 2 :30pm

A free concert presented by sur la Promenade Paul Sauvé* under the honorary presidency of the Consul General of Mexico in Montreal and Ambassador of Mexico alongside L'OACI Alejandro Estivill.

 

After their success in 2010, when the large free outdoor concert attracted thousands of people on Paul-Sauvé drive, the Opera Festival renewed the experience with each edition by presenting concerts featuring the laureate program Jeunes Ambassadeurs lyriques. They will sing for us the masterpieces. The opportunity awaits you to picnic and enjoy the outdoors with the greatest opera songs ever written. * In case of rain, the concert will be held at Centre d’art la Petite église.

 

ARTISTS : soprano Suzanne Taffot, mezzo Jacinta Barbachano de Aguero, tenor Mathieu Abel, and baritone Hugo Laporte.

 

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE OPERA FESTIVAL OF SAINT-EUSTACHE

OFF-FOSE – Sunday, October 28 – 2 :30pm

Centre d’art la Petite église de Saint-Eustache

 

AGENCE LM OPERA, proud partners of FOSE, celebrates its 20th anniversary by offering a benefit concert as part of FOSE. In order to support the festival in the pursuit of its mission, we invite you to participate in the concert which will feature many artists of the agency. The LM OPERA AGENCY specializes in representing opera artists in Quebec, Canada and Europe since 1998 and offers a platform for many talented artists, directors, conductors and musicians . Tickets are available via Admission at a cost of $100 (VIP formula with cocktail) or regular price of $50 including service fees.

FOSE ALL ACCESS

Opera lovers are invited to purchase the PASSE FOSE to attend all the concerts of this 9th edition (not including the VIP of the OFF-FOSE event). The FOSE pass gives access to two paying concerts, one free outdoor concert (FOSE zone) and regular access to our OFF-FOSE benefit concert in October 2018.

 

A WORD OF THANKS TO ALL OUR PARTNERS

FOSE would like to thank the City of Saint-Eustache, the Department of Education, the Saint-Eustache Department of Arts and Culture, Minister Christine St-Pierre, Regional Manager for the Region of the Laurentiions and Minister of Relations Francophonie, Minister of Culture Marie Montpetit / Government of Quebec, Mr. Benoit Charrette, Member of Parliament for Two-Montains, Agence LM Opéra, JCL Journals L'Éveil-La Concorde, Dental Center Les Cours, Social Web and Milimages.

 

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVALOPERA

With the mission of popularizing opera, FestivalOpéra presents opera concerts each summer showcasing the best local and international artists, the great lyric voices and promising young talents. Presented in the enchanting and historic setting of old Saint-Eustache, the event offers an unforgettable opera experience to a wide audience in an accessible manner.

 

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT :

Centre d’art La petite église Tel : 450 974-ARTS (2787)

Admission.com Tel : 514-528-2828

 

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SOURCE : FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache

www.festivaloperasteustache.com

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Isabelle Vallée

vallee.isabelle@gmail.com