The 9th season of the Orchestre Philharmonique et Chœur des Mélomanes (OPCM) continues on February 24 and 25 with the Opera Carmen, at the Maison symphonique.

This concert is an invitation to a journey of beautiful French arias in an evening of drama and passion with Bizet’s Opera Carmen. The concert version of Bizet’s masterpiece will feature Wallis Giunta (Carmen), Adam Luther (Don José), Hugo Laporte (Escamillo) and Myriam LeBlanc (Micaëla) in this unforgettable tragedy of love.

OPCM Conductor Francis Choinière

OPCM Conductor Francis Choinière

They will be accompanied by and orchestra of 60 musicians and 120 choristers from the OPCM as well as the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal choir under the direction of Francis Choinière.

“I have loved this opera since my childhood. The melodies are so memorable, and I catch myself singing them sometimes. This story, with these singers and these musicians at Maison Symphonique are sure to move us all and transport us to the warm weather of Spain,” explains Mr. Choinière.

The Saturday performance on February 24 will be at 7:30pm, and the Sunday February 25 concert will be at 2pm. Concert duration: 2h40 (with intermission). Tickets for the OPCM’s 2023-2024 season are available from Place des arts, 514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112.

About OPCM
The Orchestre Philharmonique et choeur des mélomanes (OPCM) is Montréal’s first symphony orchestra and choir founded in 40 years dedicated to inspiring a new generation of music lovers, or mélomanes, through large-scale vocal and orchestral concerts. 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 vocal and orchestral arts. The OPCM envisions a classical music community in Montreal and abroad with an ever-growing appreciation for the vocal and orchestral arts through awareness, excellence, education and inclusion.