Requiem by Verdi, La Bohème & More by Puccini announced for the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chorus of Music Lovers

To celebrate the expected return of its audience, the Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Music Lovers (OPCM) will only present grandiose lyrical masterpieces in 2022-2023.

This season, the exchange between the soloists and the choir will show the power of voices and music through three great works from the repertoire with powerful and evocative images. “We want to play pieces that will remain etched in the hearts of the public”, explains Francis Choinière, artistic director of the OPCM.

Verdi’s Requiem, Sunday November 13, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Maison symphonique

Few works in the repertoire offer the moving emotion of opera and the thrill of spectacular symphonic writing combined with moments of solo virtuosity. Verdi’s Requiem evokes both deep sadness and a sense of apocalyptic drama. For the occasion, soprano Aline Kutan, mezzo-soprano Rose Naggar-Tremblay, tenor Adam Luther and bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian will unite their voices with those of 100 choristers, accompanied by 70 musicians, under the direction of Francis Choinière. . .

Puccini’s La Bohème?- Friday January 20, 2023?- 7:30 p.m.?- Maison symphonique

Embark on a musical experience from tragedy to hope, from death to life, from loneliness to love with La Bohème. The OPCM will present a concert version of Puccini’s masterpiece which will star Andrew Haji (Rodolfo) and Myriam Leblanc (Mimi), in an unforgettable love tragedy accompanied by 60 musicians and 120 singers from the OPCM and the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal under the direction of Francis Choinière.

The Symphony of the Sea, Saturday May 20, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Maison symphonique

Immerse yourself in the sea to discover the colors, textures and nuances of La Mer by Debussy and Vaughan Williams A marine symphony. In the voices of internationally acclaimed Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin and baritone Christian Wagner, Vaughan Williams‘ the bubbling first symphony pays homage to the countless souls who have taken to the sea to disappear into its depths. It’s an evening of evocative sound painting, performed by 80 musicians and 100 singers from the OPCM under the direction of Francis Choinière.

Tickets are available on the Place des arts websiteat 514 842-2112 or 1 866 842-2112.


The eighth season of the OPCM will be devoted to three great classic masterpieces

Verdi’s Requiem Sunday, November 13, 2022

Francis Choinière and the Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Music Lovers

Aline Kutan, soprano

Rose Naggar-Tremblay, mezzo-soprano

Adam Luther, tenor

Vartan Gabrielian, bass-baritone

Puccini’s Bohemia? – Friday, January 20, 2023

Francis Choinière and the Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Music Lovers

Rodolfo – Andrew Haji

Mimi – Myriam Leblanc

Marcello – Christian Wagner

Musetta – Sidney Baedke

Schaunard – Justin Welsh

Hill – Vartan Gabrielien

Benoit / Alcindoro – Tom Goerz

Andrew Gray, choir director

The Little Singers of Mount Royal, choir

The Symphony Of The Sea?- Saturday May 20, 2023

Francis Choinière and the Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Music Lovers

Karina Gauvin, soprano

Christian Wagner, baritone

These three concerts are presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Maison symphonique (1600 Saint-Urbain, Montreal)

About OPCM

The Orchester Philharmonique et Chœur des Mélomanes (OPCM) is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 in Montreal dedicated to uniting the choir and the orchestra to elevate the experience of these genres and inspire a new generation of music lovers. , or music lovers. Francis Choinière, the artistic director of the OPCM, named “a promising young conductor”, Christophe Huss, and one of the “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30″, CBC, is a versatile musician, active as a conductor conductor, concert producer, pianist and composer. Since its foundation, the OPCM has reached more than 100,000 spectators and has performed on world-class stages alongside internationally renowned artists, including Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Hans Zimmer and Ramin Djawadi. In addition to its regular season, the OPCM is committed to offering musical education initiatives and participating in international musical projects, including master classes, workshops and scholarships, for the development and advancement of choral and symphonic arts.

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