LOUIS RIEL
Harry Somers
APRIL 20 TO MAY 13, 2017

Running time (Estimated): Two hours, 50 minutes including two intermissions.
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.

Sung in English, French, Michif, and Cree with English SURTITLES™.


new coc production 

The story of Louis Riel, the Métis leader and founder of Manitoba, is told in this landmark work. Composed by Harry Somers for our nation’s centennial in 1967, this uniquely Canadian contribution to the opera world returns on the work’s 50th anniversary, and will help mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. The COC has joined with Canada’s National Arts Centre to proudly present this new production of Louis Riel.

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THE COC HAS JOINED WITH CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE TO PROUDLY PRESENT THIS NEW 50TH-ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION OF LOUIS RIEL.

THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES ITS UNDERWRITERS:
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
Philip Deck & Kimberley Bozak
Asper Foundation
The Max Clarkson Family Foundation

WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM: 

  • Mark & Gail Appel
  • Margaret Harriett Cameron
  • Catherine Fauquier
  • Sally Holton
  • Michiel Horn & Cornelia Schuh
  • Michael & Linda Hutcheon
  • The Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation
  • Peter Levitt & Mai Why
  • John D. McKellar
  • Trina McQueen
  • Roger D. Moore
  • Sue Mortimer
  • Dr. Shirley C. Neuman
  • Tim & Frances Price
  • Dr. Joseph So
  • Philip Somerville
  • Dr. John Stanley & Dr. Helmut Reichenbächer
  • The Stratton Trust
  • Françoise Sutton
  • John Wright & Chung-Wai Chow

LOUIS RIEL HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS DONORS TO THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FOUNDATION WHO BELIEVE IN INVESTING IN CANADIAN CREATORS, INCLUDING:

Kimberley Bozak & Philip Deck
Earlaine Collins
TD Bank Group


CAST AND CREATIVE TEAMS

Louis Riel Russell Braun
Sir John A. Macdonald   James Westman
Marguerite Riel      Simone Osborne
Julie Riel    Allyson McHardy
Sara Riel Joanna Burt
Bishop Taché   Alain Coulombe
Thomas Scott   Michael Colvin
William McDougall   Doug MacNaughton
Baptiste Lepine   Taras Chmil
Ambroise Lepine   Charles Sy
Joseph Delorme   Bruno Cormier
Janvier Ritchot   Jan Vaculik
Elzéar Goulet   Michael Downie
Andre Nault Vanya Abrahams
Wandering Spirit   Everett Morrison
Elzéar Lagimodiere   Jani Lauzon
      Cast and creative continued on next page >
     
Conductor:     Johannes Debus
Director:   Peter Hinton
Lighting Designer:   Bonnie Beecher
Chorus Master: Sandra Horst
Set Designer: Michael Gianfrancesco
Costume Designer: Gillian Gallow

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus

A Canadian Opera Company co-production with Canada’s National Arts Centre


 

  PERFORMANCES

  • 04/20/2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 04/23/2017 at 2 p.m.
  • 04/26/2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 04/29/2017 at 4:30 p.m.
  • 05/02/2017 at 7:30 p.m
  • 05/05/2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/13/2017 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Production generously underwritten by

THE CATHERINE AND MAXWELL MEIGHEN FOUNDATION

PHILIP DECK AND KIMBERLEY BOZAK

ASPER FOUNDATION

THE MAX CLARKSON FAMILY FOUNDATION

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