July 11, 2015
Montrealers can arrive at the festival via the luxury air-conditioned navette that transports you round trip on Fridays and Saturdays for a mere $20 – round trip.
Stand-out performances were given by mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier as the Princess elf, Alain Coulombe as the Gravedigger – father of the young man Rose weds was captivating. His compelling stage presence was electric. In all, eight opera singers were featured along with the noble Fairy Choir and fabulous Festival orchestra brilliantly conducted by the affable and energetic Jean-Marie Zeitouni. The entire stage was spilling over in orchestral, choral and solo artists. Artistic director Alex Benjamin achieved a wonderful feat bringing it all together.
|Alex Benjamin, (Photo by Jean Chevrette)|
Brilliant performance by the Orchestre du Festival
The Lanaudière Festival continues until August 2nd. To view the program, visit the website at: wwwlanaudiere.org. For tickets, call 1-800561-4343