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The OPCM Launches Its Season With Vivaldi's GLORIA


Soprano Dominique Labelle and mezzo-soprano Marie-Andrée Mathieu will be featured alongside a hundred musicians and singers.

The OPCM Launches Its Season With Vivaldi's GLORIA

The Orchestre Philharmonique et Chœur des Mélomanes will launch its seventh season with the Vivaldi Gloria concert, presented on Saturday, October 23 (7:30 p.m.) at the Maison symphonique de Montréal and the following day (2 p.m.) at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City.

Under the direction of conductor Francis Choinière, the ensemble of 23 musicians and 70 singers will perform the legendary Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni and Remo Giazotto. The audience will then be transported by a selection of baroque arias by Georg Friedrich Handel including: Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo), Ah! Mio cor, schernito sei (Alcina), O stringerò nel sen et Sibillando ululando (Teseo), whose themes are centered around boldness, intrepidity and courage, bringing the evening to a climax of emotional poignancy.

The arias will be performed by the renowned soprano Dominique Labelle. Ms. Labelle's voice has been described as angelic, rich and vibrant, and will put her extensive explorations of the baroque repertoire on showcase in this concert.

In the second half of the program, Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria will be highlighted with dynamism and freshness by the OPCM choir's energetic and youthful voices. At their sides, soprano Dominique Labelle and the talented mezzo Marie-Andrée Mathieu, known for her agile voice and her great musical expressiveness promise to give the audience hope in these difficult times through their consummate performance.

"Our concerts showcase the emerging artists of our orchestra and the pure, dynamic, and passionate voices of our choir, giving them the opprtunity to perform at the highest level," says young artistic director Francis Choinière. "By working with world-class soloists, our members also benefit from invaluable mentorship."

Vivaldi Gloria

Saturday October 23rd 2021 - 19h30 - Maison Symphonique (Montreal)

Sunday October 24th 2021 - 14h - Palais Montcalm (Quebec)


Francis Choinière, conductor

Dominique Labelle, soprano

Marie-André Mathieu, mezzo-soprano


Tomaso Albinoni et Remo Giazotto

Georg Friedrich Haendel

-Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo)

-O stringerò nel sen (Teseo)

-Ah! Mio cor, schernito sei (Alcina)

-Sibillando ululando (Teseo)

Antonio Vivaldi
-Gloria in D Major

Tickets are available now

Place des Arts 514 842-2112 / 1 866 842-2112

Palais Montcalm 418 641-6040 / 1 877 6410-6040

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