Kent Nagano and the OSM present a big free outdoor concert

*The concert will take place whatever the weather. Only thunderstorms may oblige us to interrupt the concert.

The only free outdoor concert by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director, Kent Nagano. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a free performance by this renowned Montreal institution in a larger than life setting.

Bizet’s Carmen is without a doubt the most popular opera of all time. Who hasn’t hummed the Habanera or the toreador song? Relive the greatest moments of this timeless love story and sway to the seductive melodies performed by an impressive cast of artists.

As a prelude to the opera, an intimate program will be presented to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

Presentation of the concert

7 p.m. – Event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima

Kent Nagano, conductor
Musicians of the OSM
Chœur des enfants de Montréal
Andrew Gray, chorus master

Works by Schubert, Beintus and Nodaira


8 p.m. – A night at the opera

Kent Nagano, conductor
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Michèle Losier, mezzo-soprano (Carmen)
Joseph Kaiser, tenor (Don José)
Marianne Fiset, soprano (Micaëla)
Gregory Dahl, baritone (Escamillo)
Florie Valiquette, soprano (Frasquita)
Christianne Bélanger, mezzo-soprano (Mercédès)
Hugo Laporte, baryton (Le Dancaïre, contrebandier)
François-Olivier Jean, tenor (Le Remendado)
Alain Coulombe, bass (Zuniga)
The OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, OSM chorus master
Alain Gauthier, stage director
Esther Gonthier, vocal coach
With the participation of 9 dancers from La poesia del flamenco dance company
Shraddha D. Blaney, dancer and choregrapher

Bizet, Carmen (excepts, concert version)


Event location
Esplanade Sun Life Financial
Olympic Park
Corner of Pierre-De Coubertin Ave.and Pie IX Blvd.,  Montreal H1V 3N7
Metro: Pie-IX

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