A word from the artistic director

For its 30th season, the Opéra de Québec makes opera’s flame burn even brighter. In these difficult times when attendance is declining in Canada, the United States and even Europe forcing many opera companies to reduce their activities, Quebec audiences remain loyal. The Opéra de Québec can build on this solid base and continue to offer superior artistic quality in an always more interesting and varied program, interpreted by high calibre casts.

This success serves to confirm the importance of the Festival, a platform that offers exceptional possibilities to refresh our art in a creative and innovative way for an eclectic audience. The premiere of the contemporary opera production The Tempest that was highly acclaimed and sold out at every performance at the Grand Theâtre last summer is a perfect example of the Festival’s potential.

We are proud in Quebec to be able to count on a informed, passionate audience that continues to grow. We will continue to offer them exciting, inventive seasons for hopefully another thirty years!

Grégoire Legendre
General and Artistic Director



Grégoire Legendre