La Bohème at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium this Saturday FREE
La Bohème – 13,500 tickets reserved so far for La Bohème, Saturday, may 27, 2017, at 7:30 pm FREE. To bring its 37th season to a magnificent close, the Opéra de Montréal, through a partnership with The Society for the Celebration of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary, BMO Financial Group, the Montreal Alouettes, the Société de transport de Montréal, and the Orchestre Métropolitain, is especially delighted to be able to offer 15,000 people the opportunity to attend a free open-air operatic event at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 7:30 pm. The event, which is part of the official programming for Montreal’s 375th anniversary, will be co-hosted by former Alouette and sports commentator Matthieu Proulx, and the Opéra de Montréal’s Pierre Vachon. The event will take place rain or shine and will be preceded by the Opéra’s outreach activities. The STM will also be making a shuttle service available from the McGill metro station.
La bohème at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
The final performance of one of the most well-loved operas in the repertoire—La bohème by Puccini, presented in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier—will be simulcast on giant screens installed in Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. Although this is a FREE event, tickets are required and are available via the Opéra de Montréal’s website at laboheme.operademontreal.com . Only 1,500 of the 15,000 tickets being offered remain available.
The evening’s co-hosts, sports commentator Matthieu Proulx and Opéra de Montréal Communications, Outreach, and Education Director Pierre Vachon, will guide spectators through a number of activities that will further immerse them in the world of opera.
- Before the performance: Presentation of a brief documentary on the history of opera in Montreal at several different venues, in collaboration with Fondation du Grand Montréal, and produced by Télé-Québec – La Fabrique culturelle. Two real opera singers will also be on hand to entertain the crowd in the STM space: vocal warm-up exercises, vocalizations…
- National anthem sung by Radio-Canada’s “musical revelation” for 2017, mezzo-soprano Caroline Gélinas, who is also a member of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal.
- During the intermissions: Spectators can keep their eyes on the big screens to watch all the frenzied activity backstage, and meet the artists, designers, and technicians who brought the production to life.
Tixkets are required and can be reserved at: www.laboheme.operademontreal.com