July 24 to 27 – 4 p.m.
Musée de l’Amérique francophone Chapel
With strong nationalist leanings, Verdi is a feisty and revolutionary young man when he composes his first operas. Foreshadowing the break with bel canto, the young rebel seeks an ideal of uninterrupted drama, writing arias in which his tremendous melodic genius is already apparent. Major figure of 19th century musical theatre, Verdi gained international fame at a young age, which ensured him a prominent position in music history.
Presenting the works performed, the brilliant and irresistible Georges Nicholson will once again delight the public with his fascinating insights.
On the program: excerpts from Giovanna d’Arco, Luisa Miller and Un giorno di regno, among others.
Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco at the Opéra de Rouen
Excerpt of a rehearsal with soprano Guylaine Girard in the title role, staged by Stephen Grögler.