The Nightingale and Other Short Fables by Igor Stravinsky
Directed by Robert Lepage
In collaboration with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence


Une flûte enchantée (A Magic Flute), based on the work by Mozart
Adapted by Peter Brook


La Brigade Lyrique, Festival ambassador in parks and public spaces around Quebec City.

The Tempest, contemporary opera by Thomas Adès
Directed by Robert Lepage
1st international coproduction with The Metropolitan Opera (NY) and Vienna State Opera, in collaboration with Ex Machina


Nelligan by Michel Tremblay and André Gagnon


Le jeu de Robin et Marion by Adam de la Halle
With Ensemble Anonymus

La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz
Canadian premiere directed by Robert Lepage (after Tokyo, Paris, and New York)

Powder Her Face
, contemporary opera by Thomas Adès.

The Last Judgement (Requiem by Verdi)
Directed by Paolo Miccichè
Multimedia production presented in celebration of the 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec

L’enfant et les sortilèges
 by Maurice Ravel
First complete original scenography produced by the Festival d’opéra de Québec

La plus belle fleur du jardin impérial
(The Most Beautiful Flower in the Imperial Garden) by Nathalie Magnan
The Festival d’opéra de Québec’s first children’s opera.

Wagner à l’apéro
Concert with commentary

L’amour de loin (Love from Afar) by Kaija Saariaho and Amin Maalouf
Directed by Robert Lepage
Coproduced with The Metropolitan Opera.

Diva by night
Interactive concert with soprano Nathalie Choquette

(the legend) by Nathalie Magnan
Youth opera based on the Arthur legend

Starmania opéra by Luc Plamondon and Michel Berger.
Reprise of the 2008 production in celebration of Quebec City’s 400th anniversary.

Prima la musica, poi le parole
 by Salieri
The Impresario by Mozart
Studio for young opera professionals, including stage production.

The Four Tenors
Outdoor concert with Marc Hervieux, Antoine Bélanger, Luc Robert and Keven Geddes

Le serpent et le chat (The Serpent and the Cat) by
 Nathalie Magnan
Youth opera based on Ancient Egypt

Louis-Riel, opera by Harry Somers on a libretto by Mavor Moore
Orchestre symphonique de Québec, under the direction of Jacques Lacombe
Presented once again 50 years after its premiere, as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary


Recital by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo with Les Violons du Roy
Under the direction of Jonathan Cohen


Don Giovanni, opera by Mozart on a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
In collaboration with Jeunesses musicales Canada


Shakespeare at the opera
Concert featuring works inspired by plays written by the famous English playwright, facilitated by musicologist Georges Nicholson.

Awards and distinctions

In its first six years, the Festival d’opéra de Québec has already garnered significant recognition:


Opéra de Québec General and Artistic director Grégoire Legendre and president of the Opéra de Québec board of directors Gaston Déry were jointly named Lauréat Le Soleil / Radio-Canada for the organization of the first Festival d’opéra de Québec

2011 Opus Award for “Concert of the Year – Québec from the Conseil Québécois de la Musique for Stravinski’s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables , directed by Robert Lepage


2012 Opus Award “Concert of the Year – Québec”
Festival d’opéra de Québec, The Tempest

2012 Opus Award “Événement musical de l’année”
Festival d’opéra de Québec, The Tempest

2012 Opus Award “Directeur artistique de l’année” – Grégoire Legendre.