Carmina Burana

The Orchestre Philharmonique et Chœur des Mélomanes (OPCM) promises an evening of energy, rhythm and passion with Stravinsky’s majestic Firebird. The second half of the concert features famous Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, which brings together 150 choristers and musicians on stage including, among others, soprano Aline Kutan, tenor John Mac Master and baritone Peter Barrett.

Orchestre Philharmonique and Choeur des Mélomanes

The Orchestre Philharmonique et choeur des mélomanes (OPCM) is dedicated to the unification of choir and orchestra to elevate the experience of these genres to their highest level and inspire a new generation of music lovers, or mélomanes.

In addition to its regular season, the OPCM is committed to offering music education initiatives, including masterclasses, workshops, and scholarships, and participating in international musical projects for the development and advancement of the choral and symphonic arts.

The OPCM envisions a classical music community in Montreal and abroad with an ever-growing appreciation for the choral and symphonic arts through awareness, excellence, education and inclusion.

Francis Choinière, conductor
Aline Kutan, soprano

Canadian Armenian soprano Aline Kutan has established herself as a versatile and refined artist in both opera and concert. She is consistently acclaimed for her crystalline voice, amazing vocal virtuosity and powerful scenic presence. Her musical training began with tenor David Meek shortly after immigrating from Istanbul to Vancouver at age 10.

At 18, she sang the role of Flora in Vancouver Opera production The Turn of the Screw by Britten. Later she attended UBC and then worked with Louise André at l’Université Laval in Quebec City.

Besides collaborating with chamber music ensembles and preparing recitals, Ms, Kutan also teaches at the Conservatory in Montreal and the McGill Schulich School of Music.

John Mac Master, tenor
Peter Barret, baritone

A recipient of the Ian Rosenblatt Bursary at the Wexford Festival in Ireland and a top prizewinner at the Montreal International Music Competition, Newfoundland and Labrador baritone Peter Barrett is one of Canada’s most important and acclaimed artists on the opera and concert stage. In the current season, Barrett will cover Mercutio in Romeo et Juliette and Morales in Carmen at the Met, and he will sing Wolseley in Louis Riel at the Canadian Opera Company, Mozart’s Requiem with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and Emile De Becque in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific with the Calgary Opera.

EMSB chorus, children’s choir

Maison Symphonique
Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 7:30pm

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