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Montréal Vocal Arts Festival 12th edition

Montréal Vocal Arts Festival 12th edition will be held from July 27th to August 14th, under the co-artistic direction of Joan Dornemann, coach at the Metropolitan Opera and Paul Nadler, Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. Concerts and events will take place at the Music Faculty of the University of Montréal.

More than 40 young singers from Canada and around the world will be taking lessons with artists and professors from major opera houses and prestigious educational institutions - singers, vocal coaches, conductors, language coaches. For a second year in a row, Québec mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne, CVAI Alumni in 2005 and 2007, is the spokesperson for the event, produced by the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (CVAI).

In addition to a series of public events held in Montréal from July 27th to August 14th, Domaine Forget will host, as part of the International Festival, the Gala and two Master Classes from August 16th to 18th.

The public will have the chance to see five Master Classes, a Lieder and French melodies evening, a "recital-competition" specially created for the occasion by Joan Dornemann, three opera productions and traditional Gala concert featuring all the greatest hits of the opera repertoire.

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Dates

July

August


Master classes

All Master Classes start at 7:30 PM
Salle Serge-Garant, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue, Montréal (Edouard-Montpetit metro station)
Tickets : 10$

Monday July 27th

MASTER CLASS WITH SHERRILL MILNES, Baritone, USA

Salle Serge-Garant, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 2T2

Wednesday July 29th

MASTER CLASS WITH JOAN DORNEMANN, Vocal Coach, USA

Salle Serge-Garant, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 2T2

Friday July 31st

MASTER CLASS WITH JUDITH FORST, Mezzo-soprano, Canada

Salle Serge-Garant, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 2T2

Recitals

Salle Serge-Garant, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue, Montréal (Edouard-Montpetit metro station)
Tickets : 10$

Wednesday August 5th 2015, 7:30 pm

Récital-compétition : THE VOICE IS RIGHT !
Piano accompaniment. "The voice is right! "Is a friendly competition created by Joan Dornemann exclusively for the Vocal Arts Festival of Montréal. It allows the public to vote for their favourite singers! Time to vote!

Salle Serge-Garant, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 2T2

Friday August 7th 2015, 7:30 pm

Lieder and French Melody concert : SONGS OF SEDUCTION AND SADNESS
Piano accompaniment

Salle Serge-Garant, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 2T2

Sunday August 9th 2015, 3:00 pm

« CORDES SENSIBLES: PERSPECTIVES ON JOY AND LOSS OF LOVE ».
Free recital at the Mount Royal Chalet with Turovsky String Quartet
• F • R • E • E •

Salle Serge-Garant, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 2T2

Grand concerts

Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue, Montréal (Edouard-Montpetit metro station)
Tickets : 30$, 15$ students and seniors
Opera Nights: 2 tickets for 50$

Monday August 10th 2015, 7:30 pm

Opera night #1 : «L'Elisir d'Amore - Gaetano Donizetti »
Pining for the beautiful but capricious landowner Adina, the lovesick Nemorino does not measure up to the dashing Sergeant Belcore. The handsome soldier woos the rich Adina with flowers, inflamed protestations of love, and a desire for a quick marriage. In desperation, Nemorino buys a love potion (produced in the vineyards of Bordeaux) from a quack. One of the jewels of comic opera, this glorious romp fully deserves its stellar reputation with its blend of touching love story and beautiful music.

Cast:
Adina: to be determined
Nemorino: Fanyong Du
Belcore: Jianan Huang
Dulcamara: Vincent Grana
Giannetta: Samira Tou
Joseph Mechavich, Conductor

Sharon Mohar, Director

Piano accompaniment

Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 2T2

Wednesday August 12th 2015, 7:30 pm

GALA CONCERT
Featuring the greatest opera arias in small singing group, solo or larger ensemble. Accompanied by piano and with the Turovsky String Quartet.

Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 2T2

Friday August 14th 2015, 7:30 pm

OPERA EVENING #2 : « Zanetto & L'Amico Fritz - Pietro Mascagni »
Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montréal

Zanetto
is a one-act, 40-minute-long opera, featuring only two roles and originally described by its author as a lyrical scene rather than an opera. At the time of the Renaissance in Florence, Silvia, a beautiful courtesan in search of true love, encounters a young troubadour, Zanetto, who has come to sing under her balcony. The libretto is adapted from the play "Le Passant" by François Coppée. Sarah Bernhardt won fame in the pants role of Zanetto.

Cast:
Sylvia: Sarah Papini
Zanetto: Gina Perregrino
Paul Nadler, Conductor

Joshua Major, Director

L'Amico Fritz
is an opera by Mascagni written following the huge success of his Cavelleria Rusticana. The second act features the well-known "Cherry Duet."

Cast:
Fritz: Benito Rodriguez
Suzel: France Bellemare
Beppe: to be determined
David: Edward Cleary
Paul Nadler, Conductor

Joshua Major, Director

Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montréal’s Faculty of Music
200, Vincent-d’Indy Avenue
Montréal, QC H2V 2T2

Off-festival

Sunday August 16th 2015, 3:00 pm

GALA CONCERT
Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget
Featuring greatest opera arias in small singing group, solo or larger ensemble. Accompanied by piano and with the Turovsky String Quartet.

Salle Françoys-Bernier, Domaine Forget
5, rang St-Antoine, C.P. 672
Saint-Irénée, QC G0T 1V0

Monday August 17th 2015, 1:30 pm

MASTER CLASS WITH JOAN DORNEMANN
Vocal Coach, USA

Tuesday August 18th 2015, 1:30 pm

MASTER CLASS WITH JOAN DORNEMANN AND GUESTS
Vocal Coach, USA


Box office

Box Office of the Music Faculty of the University of Montréal. Informations : (514) 343-6427

Admission (514)790-1245 or online www.admission.com

Domaine Forget www.domaineforget.com

Passport (60$) is available and gives access to all the concerts and activities of the Festival in Montréal.