iPhoto: Sasha Onyshchenko | Beethoven’s Symphony No 7
A First for Les Grands Ballets at the Festival de Lanaudière!
The dancers of Les Grands Ballets will be making a quick visit to Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay for a one-night run on August 4, 2019!
In a double bill acclaimed by Montreal critics and audiences in fall 2017, the company will perform Stabat MATER by Romanian choreographer Edward Clug and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7, by German choreographer Uwe Scholz.
Putting spirituality front and centre, the lineup showcases the talents of the company’s dancers in two major musical works.
Les Grands Ballets in Barcelona in September!
The company will then head off to Spain from September 14 to 19 to present five performances of the same double program at Barcelona’s prestigious Gran Teatre du Liceu.
The scores by Beethoven and G. B. Pergolesi will be performed by a local orchestra under the baton of our principal conductor, Quebecer Dina Gilbert. Two Quebec soloists who will also be joining the troupe to interpret Stabat MATER.
The Gran Teatre del Liceu is a truly unique cultural monument in Barcelona and one of Europe’s most remarkable opera houses. Located on La Rambla, it hosts major opera productions, ballets and symphonies every year. This will be Les Grands Ballets’ first visit to Barcelona, and its first visit to Spain since 2015.
Touring is essential to Les Grands Ballets, which is recognized as one of the greatest ballet companies in Canada and around the world. It confirms its role as a cultural ambassador for Montreal and showcases the troupe’s immense talent, both here and abroad.
Les Grands Ballets' Tour in Israel: A Resounding Success!
Over $ 180,000 was raised for Les Grands Ballets' tour in Israel, thanks to the generous support of the Azrieli Foundation, the Sylvan Adams Family Foundation, and Sylvain Corbeil,First Vice-President, Quebec and Atlantic, TD Commercial Banking, and many partners and donors, some of who traveled to Tel Aviv to accompany the company on tour!
After a 10-year absence, Les Grands Ballets made a remarkable comeback in Tel Aviv. For the first time on the Israeli Opera's scene, our dancers presented Vendetta: Storie di Mafia, by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, on February 27. The narrative ballet, inspired by the history and themes of the Italian Mafia, completely won over the Israeli public. Between performances, our artists visited the streets and attractions of the capital, taking a few shots in the city.
Thanks to our partners and donors
This tour is under the patronage of the Azrieli Foundation and theSylvan Adams Family Foundation.
Les Grands Ballets would like to thank Mr. Sylvain Corbeil, Senior Vice-President, Quebec and Atlantic, TD Commercial Banking, for his involvement and support.
Les Grands Ballets would also like to acknowledge the support of the main donors of the tour:
Mrs. Marie Lynne Desrochers
Mrs. Stéphanie Lavallée
The Lieberman Family
Finally, Les Grands Ballets would like to express its sincere gratitude to Her Excellency Ambassador of Canada in Israel, Mrs. Deborah A. Lyons and her team, for their precious support to this tour.
Did you know?
The company tours with more than 50 people, including between 35 and 38 dancers, the artistic team (Artistic Director, Ballet Masters, pianist, physiotherapist,etc.) the touring management team as well as the production and technical team.
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal tours with its sets, costumes and all other related production items. The company may bring additional lighting and sound equipment to add to the existing technical equipment available in local theatres. The average weight for all the equipment is between 8 and 12 tons depending on the productions.
Touring is essential for the company, one of Montreal’s most important cultural ambassadors. It also sets Les Grands Ballets’ status as one of the greatest ballet companies on a national and international level. It is also a fundamental means to attract and secure the best dancers and choreographers in Montreal, thus giving our audience the absolute best of ballet. Tours enable Les Grands Ballets’ talent shine, here and abroad.
For further information:
Contact Carole Vermette
514-849-8681, ext. 255, or by e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm