Patrick Hansen, Director of Opera Studies
Stephen Hargreaves, Principal Coach
Lisl Wirth Black Box "Opera Binge" Festival
- LE PORTRAIT DE MANON by J. Massenet
- L'HEURE ESPAGNOLE by M. Ravel
Olivier Godin, music director
Jonathan Patterson, stage director
Opera McGill marks 60 years of training, mentoring, and nurturing young artists with a celebratory season featuring an innovative Opera Binge Festival, with no less than seven one-act operas in 24 hours at multiple venues.
Two one-act comic Romantic French operas comprise a beautiful afternoon. Massenet’s Le portrait de Manon of 1894, seen in gorgeous period costume, celebrates the triumph of young love and fate. The audience moves to the Chapelle’s art gallery for a contemporary take on Ravel’s L'heure espagnole of 1911, which sets a complicated lovers’ rendez-vous in a clock shop. 2 hours with one intermission; $25 / $15, includes a glass of wine
Box Office: Tickets are available through our Box Office (in person or by phone: 514-398-4547) between 12:00pm and 6:00pm.