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Louis Hemon wrote the novel Maria Chapdelaine, now regarded as an important classic Canadian novel, while working on a farm in the Lac Saint-Jean region in 1912. The Chapdelaine family lives a rugged life on the Quebec frontier, deeply faithful to God and the land. Three young suitors vie for the attention of daughter Maria: a logger, a shop keeper and a city man. However, tragedy soon enters her Maria’s life.
Now the fully staged performance will be presented on June 29, just in time for Canada Day, as the opening show for the 2019 Vernon Proms. The performers, string orchestra and crew for the opera are all from BC, mostly local to the Okanagan.
Other Featured Festival Events:
- Oregon Renaissance Trio concert, featuring music from the 14th , 15th and 17th centuries
- VP Chamber Ensemble and Singers, led by Concertmaster Susan Schaffer and Chorus
Master Terry Pitt-Brooke present the All-Bach Concert
- Sopranos Nancy Argenta and Ingrid Attrot accompanied by pianist Robert Holliston for “Across Three Centuries of Songs”
- Les Boreades de Montreal closing the Proms with the complete collection of J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos