Orchestre de l’Agora presents

Cabaret Bel Canto

Cabaret Bel Canto: a festive concert of the Orchestre de l’Agora in collaboraton with the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, that will take place on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm at the Rialto Theater. This concert will be an opportunity to hear the best young Canadian singers in a casual “cabaret” atmosphere. On the program: famous airs and ensembles of Bellini’s and Donizetti’s in bel canto style, and many others! This concert will be with an orchestra of 37 musicians and the 10 wonderful soloists of the Atelier.

The Orchestre de l’Agora, under the direction of Nicolas Ellis, is a multifaceted musical collective that is reinventing the role that classical musicians play in their community by focusing on their talent and commitment. The musicians, who are young professionals from the Montreal area, are among the finest of their generation. Through their music, they actively take part in our bold concerts and outreach efforts. Together, we are out to change the world, one note at a time. Since it was founded in 2013, the Orchestre has had a twofold purpose: to showcase art and classical music, and to contribute to society. Much like its founder, Nicolas Ellis, the Orchestre is focused on the core values of initiative, collaboration, commitment, impact, and boldness. These values have been reflected in the Orchestre’s many undertakings over the years. Artistic projects have given the Orchestre the opportunity to join forces with such writer-composer-performers as Philippe Brach, as well as with established classical musicians like Andrew Wan (concertmaster, OSM) and Martin Chalifour (concertmaster, Los Angeles Philharmonic). Some of Canada’s greatest soloists—including violinist Kerson Leong, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, and harpist Valérie Milot—have performed with the Orchestre. The Orchestre has also had the opportunity to work with talented stage directors like Maxime Genois and Isabeau Proulx-Lemire for innovative opera projects—notably the horror opera The Turn of the Screw by Britten in 2018-2019. More and more producers are calling on the Orchestre to take part in their events, including the Bach Festival, the OSM Classical Spree, Spectra, the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, Orford Musique, Festival Lachine and Concerts populaires de Montréal.

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Doors: 6:45 pm

For tickets and information visit: www.theatrerialto.ca