Other Activities

Opening Concert featuring Vivaldi-Haendel

July 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Raoul-Jobin Hall of the Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique

Conductor : Alan Curtis

Les Violons du Roy Signer 1 : David Hansen, ténor
Signer 2 : Sophia Brommer, soprano

Les Violons du Roy

Le Festival d'Opéra will begin its fourth edition with a unique concert featuring the Violons du Roy under the direction of Alan Curtis with an all Vivaldi-Haendel program, highlighting the incredible technique of the 2 singers, David Hansen and Sophia Brommer.

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Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec

Saturday August 2 at 10:00 p.m.
Old Port of Quebec

For the second consecutive year, the Festival d'opéra de Québec is partnering with the Grands Feux Loto-Québec to open the Festival with a pyromusical performance devoted to opera. It will feature a fusion of excerpts from the finest arias and a shower of fireworks—an explosive combination! 

The Brigade lyrique will welcome spectators to the Old Port at 9:00 p.m. with a performance. The event will be visible from both shores of the St. Lawrence.

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Brigade lyrique

The Brigade lyrique

From July 23 to 27 and from July 30 to August 3
at noon and 5:00 p.m.
Various locations in Quebec City.

Première OvationA coproduction with the Société du Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique, in collaboration with the mesure Première Ovation

Composed of next generation artists, The Brigade Lyrique performs at no cost in the principal public spaces and parks in Québec City. Its varied programs, ranging from opera to operetta and including some of the most famous arias are guaranteed to please!

Judith Bouchard, soprano
Élizabeth Veilleux, mezzo-soprano
Keven Geddes, ténor
Marc-André Caron, baryton
Jean-François Mailloux, pianist
Claude Soucy, pianist

Activité gratuite

La grande histoire chantée de la musique lyrique

July 31, at 8:00 p.m.
Chapel at the Musée de l'Amérique francophone

La grande histoire chantée de la musique lyrique is an extraordinary journey through time that combines informationvocal performances. Intended for both the curious as well as serious music lovers, the presentation offers samples of 10 opera genres, from the Middle Ages, up to modern times, including the baroque and German romantic periods. François Rioux will host.

Sylvie Malenfant, soprano
Élaine Rioux, mezzo-soprano
Marc Duguay, ténor
Réal Toupin, baryton-bass

François Rioux, commentator
Claude Soucy, pianist

La plus belle fleur du jardin impérial

July 28, 29 and 30 at 7:00 p.m.
La Maison Jaune

Nathalie Magnan has composed several operas for children. This time she offers a production that is inspired by ancient China.

Since it is only 45 minutes, this performance is intended especially for children and young adolescents. Due to its playful staging, it is the ideal introduction to opera.

Wagner à l'apéro

July 28, 30 and 31 at 4:00 p.m.
Chapel at the Musée de l'Amérique francophone

Again this year, you are invited to celebrate the Festival with an aperitif in old Québec in collaboration with the Les Musées de la civilisation. The event will feature several excerpts of opera in a program devoted to Wagner. The musicologist Georges Nicholson will host.

Jessica Latouche, soprano
Luce Vachon, soprano
Nathalie Dumont, mezzo-soprano
Élizabeth Veilleux, mezzo-soprano
Keven Geddes, tenor
Guy Lessard, tenor
Eugen Dragos Voicu, baritone
Marc-André Caron, bass-baritone
Claude Soucy, piano
Claudine Giguère, French horn

No cost activity

Music al fresco

July 29 at noon
Maison Hamel-Bruneau

QuébecA concert in collaboration with the municipality of Sainte-Foy-Sillery. You are invited to come and enjoy an outdoor picnic.

Coproduction with Québec City

Maison Hamel-Bruneau
2608, chemin Saint-Louis
Bring your lunch and your chair.
Visits of the building and exhibit are possible.
Information: 418-641-6280

No cost activity