OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES

FREE

Dates:
from July 24th to August 3rd
Location:
Several locations in and around Quebec City (see below)

Proud of last year’s success, the Festival continues to offer free outdoor performances with the same formulas.

Both Brigades take over the parks of Quebec City’s boroughs with their charming castelet. What could be better than to find yourself in a park to enjoy short one-act plays with staging and costumes that deal with love in a light-hearted and humorous way?

The Circuit Opéra takes the public on a thematic tour, with opera artists and instrumentalists at each station.

Location of the Brigade Opérette at 12 p.m. and the Brigade Opéra at 5 p.m.

DayDateLocation
WednesdayJuly 24*Cité universitaire, between the Jean-Charles-Bonenfant pavilions (the Library) and the Charles-De Koninck pavilion (Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge)
ThursdayJuly 25Domaine de Maizerets, near the Lacroix chalet (La Cité-Limoilou)
FridayJuly 26Plains of Abraham, near the service pavilion and the fountain (La Cité-Limoilou)
SaturdayJuly 27Rue du Campanile (Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge)
SundayJuly 28Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge (Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge)
MondayJuly 29thMaison Éphraïm-Bédard (Charlesbourg)
TuesdayJuly 30thParc de La Chanterelle (La Haute-Saint-Charles)
WednesdayJuly 31st*Cité universitaire, in the woods near the International Office (Maison Eugène-Roberge) (Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge)
ThursdayAugust 1Maison O’Neill (Les Rivières)
FridayAugust 2ndPlains of Abraham, near the service pavilion and the fountain (La Cité-Limoilou)
SaturdayAugust 3rdPlace-Royale (La Cité-Limoilou)

*On July 24 and 31, the Brigades are preceded by musical preludes by vocal students from the Université Laval Faculty of Music.

BRIGADE
OPÉRETTE

Charles Lecocq’s Le baiser à la porte (The kiss at the door)

Operetta in one act
Lecocq's operetta can be performed with either two or four characters. The two-character version is presented here. A young married couple, whose lawyer husband is struggling to find clients, find themselves on the verge of breaking up when they disagree on whether he should represent the man or the woman in a divorce case. Can they reconcile?
Running time:
Approx. 30 minutes
Time:
Every day at 12 p.m., from July 24 to August 3*
*On July 24 and 31, the Brigades are preceded by musical preludes by vocal students from the Université Laval Faculty of Music.

Distribution

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FANNY

Mathilde Duval-Laplante

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ROBIN

Dominic Veilleux

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PIANISTE

Bruce Gaulin

Project Masters

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MISE EN SCÈNE

Félix Tremblay-Therrien

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COSTUMES ET ACCESSOIRES

Sophie Martel

BRIGADE
OPÉRA

Jules Massenet’s La grand’tante

Opera in one act
Guy, the legitimate heir of the late Marquis de Kedrel, leaves his regiment to take possession of his new property, a dilapidated old château. He intends to auction it off for a sum of money. His plans may change when he meets his great-aunt, the widow and former mistress of the castle. With the help of a devoted maid and the appearance of a second will, will he trade his inheritance for the promise of love?
Running time:
Approximately 50 minutes
Time:
Every day at 5 p.m., from July 24 to August 3*
*Les 24 et 31 juillet, la Brigade opérette est précédée de préludes musicaux offerts par les étudiants en chant de la Faculté de musique de l’Université Laval.

Distribution

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ALICE

Geneviève Dompierre-Smith

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GUY

Emmanuel Hasler

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CHEVRETTE

Azur Simard

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PIANISTE

Bruce Gaulin

Project Masters

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MISE EN SCÈNE

Félix Tremblay-Therrien

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COSTUMES ET ACCESSOIRES

Sophie Martel

CIRCUIT
OPERA

Every day from July 24 to August 3
This year, the Festival d'opéra de Québec is showcasing Québec City's musical heritage by offering a pedestrian route through five stations that introduce visitors to important institutions involved in the teaching and transmission of music.
At each station, walkers will be greeted by melodies or excerpts from operas and operettas performed by lyric artists accompanied by instrumentalists who are sure to surprise you.

StationsLocationSchedulePerformers
Station 1Les Ursulines de Québec (in front of the monastery)1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Rose Lebeau Sabourin, soprano
Joël Turgeon, vibraphone
Station 2Le Petit et le Grand Séminaire de Québec (2, Côte de la Fabrique)1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Maxence Lasserre-Engberts, bass-baritone
Steve Normandin, accordion
Station 3Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique originel (opposite 30, avenue Saint-Denis)2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Anrée-Anne Laprise, soprano
Afshin Torabi, 13 string guitar
Station 4Edwin-Bélanger Kiosque (on the Plains of Abraham)2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Gabriel Provencher, ténor
Barrel organ
Station 5La maison de l’Opéra (1220 avenue Taché)3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Catherine-Élisabeth Loiselle, soprano
Jean-François Mailloux, pianist

Artists of the Circuit Opéra

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STATION 1

Rose Lebeau Sabourin, soprano

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STATION 1

Joël Turgeon, vibraphone

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STATION 2

Maxence Lasserre-Engberts, baryton-basse

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STATION 2

Steve Normandin, accordéon

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STATION 3

Anrée-Anne Laprise, soprano

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STATION 3

Afshin Torabi, guitare 13 cordes

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STATION 4

Gabriel Provencher, ténor

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STATION 4

Geneviève Ruel, orgue de Barbarie

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STATION 4

Sylvain Leblanc, orgue de Barbarie

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STATION 5

Catherine-Élisabeth Loiselle, soprano

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STATION 5

Jean-François Mailloux, piano

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