On Sunday, June 20, 2021, Opera Lafayette presents 12 hours of free performances with its Fête de la Musique. The line-up, running from 8amET to 8pmET, features a mix of vocal and instrumental concerts, family-centric education programs, world premieres, and specially-curated highlights from Opera Lafayette’s last 20 years.
A handful of Canada’s operatic artists are included in this year’s Fête: at 1pmET and 4pmET, From the Opera Lafayette Archives features performances by Canadians Nathalie Paulin, Pascale Beaudin, Keven Geddes, Jean-Michel Richer, Alexandre Sylvestre, Dominique Labelle, and Marianne Fiset. And at 10amET, viewers can catch the premiere of the documentary, The Making Of: The Blacksmith, a behind-the-scenes look at the opera presented in 2020 by Opera Lafayette, starring Canadians Dominique Côté and Pascale Beaudin. At 11amET, straight after the documentary, will be a performance of The Blacksmith.
Out of Opera Lafayette, an American leader in interpreting and producing period-instrument opera from the 17th through the 19th centuries, this Fête de la Musique line-up is an imaginative balance of genres and performers – all available for free! Full details and access for June 20th are available at Opera Lafayette’s website.