The Opéra de Montréal is offering another season of opera explorations focussing on works presented at the Opéra de Montréal.
These talks bring together various specialists who will shed some light on the works.
All presentations will be hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon (Ph.D.).
GUEST: Pascal Blanchet, musicologist, script writer, and operetta specialist
DIE FLEDERMAUS, by JOHANN STRAUSS II
The prince of Quebec tenors, Marc Hervieux, heads a cast made up entirely of Canadians for this masterpiece by Johann Strauss II, the undisputed master of Viennese operetta. Stage director Oriol Tomas transposes the setting to Montreal in the 1930s… Chic Westmount mansions, nightclubs, a surprise appearance by a star…
SYNOPSIS: Sentenced to spend a few days in jail, Eisenstein decides to postpone his punishment by first stopping in at Prince Orlovsky’s ball. At the party, he makes eyes at a mysterious Hungarian countess, who is actually his own wife in disguise. Everyone lies, everyone dances… but no matter, as there is only one guilty party: the champagne!