Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal

On the path of love

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 - 12:10 PM
Salle Claude-Léveillée - Place des Arts

Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal: On the path of love


The young singers of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal lead us with happiness on the path of love.

ATELIER LYRIQUE DE L’OPÉRA DE MONTRÉAL
As the Opéra de Montréal’s artist-in-residence program for emerging Canadian opera singers, pianists-vocal coaches, and stage directors, the Atelier lyrique serves as a true springboard to a professional career. Among the values the program emphasizes are autonomous career management and achieving a balance on a human level—with the ultimate goal being that Atelier members leave the program as complete artists who can contribute to the advancement of the discipline, both at home and abroad. Since 1984, two hundred artists have received training at the Atelier, with a good number going on to successful careers on the national and international scenes.

Rose Naggar-Tremblay's Biography

Rose Naggar-Tremblay, mezzo (2nd year) – Quebec (Montreal)

Rose Naggar-Tremblay has a Bachelor’s degree from the  Schulich School of Music at McGill University. She made her Opéra de Montréal debut in the roles of Tisbé in La Cenerentola and Zora in Svadba. In 2018-2019, she sings Giovanna in Rigoletto and Gertrude Stein in Twenty-Seven (Opéra de Montréal). She is a soloist in a Broadway Evening (Aramusique), On the Path of Love (Pro Musica), Opérette française (Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil) and in YO’péra! (new work). This is Rose’s second season at the Atelier lyrique.

Rose Naggar-Tremblay is generously sponsored by Elizabeth Wirth and Lucien Fauteux.

Andrea Nunez's Biography

Andrea Nunez, soprano (1st year) – Ontario (Markham)

Andrea Núñez holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto. She was also part of the young artist programs at the Santa Fe Opera and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. In 2018-2019, she is making her Opéra de Montréal debut in the roles of the Page in Rigoletto, Woglinde in Das Rheingold, and Alice B. Toklas in Twenty-Seven. She also portrays the Governess in The Turn of the Screw (Orchestre symphonique de l’Agora) and Giulia in La scala di seta (Orchestre symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent). This is Andrea’s first season at the Atelier lyrique.

Andrea Núñez is generously sponsored by Emmelle and Alvin Segal.

Elizabeth Polese

Elizabeth Polese, soprano (1st year) – Ontario (Toronto) 

Elizabeth Polese holds a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto. Over the course of the 2018-2019 season, she sings Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto and Alice B. Toklas in Twenty-Seven (Opéra de Montréal). She also portrays Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw (Orchestre symphonique de l’Agora). She is a soloist in Broadway Evening (Aramusique), Dvorak’s Mass in D Major and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb (Chœur Métropolitain), as well as in the show Opéras! (Orchestre symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent). This is Elizabeth’s first season at the Atelier lyrique.

Elizabeth Polese is generously sponsored by Sue Wehner.

Brenden Friesen's Biography

Brenden Friesen, bass-baritone (1st year) – Saskatchewan (Langham)

Brenden Friesen holds a Master’s degree in Music (Opera) from the University of Toronto. In 2018-2019, he makes his Opéra de Montréal debut in the roles of Count Ceprano in Rigoletto and Ernest Hemingway in Twenty-Seven. He also portrays Blansac in La scala di seta (Orchestre symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent). He is a soloist in a Broadway Evening (Aramusique) and in On the Path of Love (Pro Musica). This is Brenden’s first season at the Atelier lyrique.

Brenden Friesen is generously sponsored by Colleen and Mirko Wicha.

Scott Brooks's Biography

Scott Brooks, bass-baritone (2nd year) – British Columbia (Vancouver)

Scott Brooks holds a Bachelor’s degree in Opera from the University of British Columbia and a Doctorate in English Literature from the University of St. Andrews. He made his Opéra de Montréal debut as the Duke of Verona in Roméo et Juliette. In 2018-2019, he sings Monterone in Rigoletto, Man in the Bar in Champion, and Man Ray in Twenty-Seven. He is also a soloist in Broadway Evening (Aramusique), Dvorak’s Mass in D Major (Chœur Métropolitain) and in Rossini’s La scala di seta (Orchestre symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent). This is Scott’s second season at the Atelier lyrique.

Scott Brooks is generously sponsored by John Farrell and François Leclair.

Rocco Rupolo's biography

Rocco Rupolo, tenor (2nd year) – Ontario (Toronto)

Rocco Rupolo holds an Opera Diploma and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto. He was part of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program at the Vancouver Opera for two years. He made his Opéra de Montréal debut in the roles of Spoletta in Tosca and Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette. In 2018-2019, he sings Borsa in Rigoletto and Pablo Picasso in Twenty-Seven (Opéra de Montréal). He is also a soloist in a Broadway Evening (Aramusique), Prologue, The Turn of the Screw (Orchestre symphonique de l’Agora) and Opérette française (Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil). This is Rocco’s second season at the Atelier lyrique.

Rocco Rupolo is generously sponsored by René Branchaud.

Holly Kroeker's biography

Holly Kroeker, pianist (1st year) – Alberta (Grand Prairies)

Holly Kroeker holds a Master’s in Collaborative Piano from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s in Piano from the University of Alberta. She took part in the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at the Vancouver Opera. In 2018-2019, she is the assistant rehearsal pianist for a Broadway Evening (Aramusique) and for Twenty-Seven (Opéra de Montréal). She is also the pianist in the chamber orchestra for The Turn of the Screw (Orchestre symphonique de l’Agora) and plays continuo for La scala di seta (Orchestre symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent). She is also the assistant rehearsal pianist for the chorus for Champion (Opéra de Montréal). This is Holly’s first season at the Atelier lyrique.

Holly Kroeker is generously sponsored by F. Ann Birks.

Informations


SALLE CLAUDE-LÉVEILLÉE

175 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 – 12:10 PM
Tickets prices

15$ (tx and service fee included)

Box office

(514) 842-2112

Program


Frank Bridge : « Love went a-riding »                  
Elizabeth Polese
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Die Zauberflöte : Duet Papageno-Papagena
Andrea Núñez and Brenden Friesen
 
Johannes Brahms,  op.28 : «Es rauschet das Wasser »
Rose Naggar-Tremblay, Scott Brooks
 
Charles Gounod, Roméo et Juliette : « Ange adorable »
Andrea Núñez, Rocco Rupolo
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro : « Crudel perché finora”
Elizabeth Polese, Scott Brooks
 
Georges Bizet, Carmen : Habanera
Rose Naggar-Tremblay
 
Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story : « Maria »
Rocco Rupolo
 
Georges Bizet, La jolie fille de Perth : « Quand la flamme de l’amour »
Brenden Friesen
 
Francesco Paolo Tosti: “Marechiare”
Scott Brooks
 
Luigi Arditi : « Il bacio »
Elizabeth Polese
 
Fernando Obradors : « Del cabello mas sutil »
Heitor Villa Lobos :  ”Melodia Sentimental »        
Andrea Núñez
 
Jacques Offenbach : Les Contes d’Hoffmann : « Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour »
Elizabeth Polese, Rose Naggar-Tremblay and all singers

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