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The Amphitheatre’s Opening Gala

Friday July 10   |   7:30 pm
Amphithéâtre Fernand‑Lindsay

Clip from the concert

July 17, 1989 marked the beginning of an extraordinary adventure: The Amphitheatre! This was a celebration on a truly historic scale featuring some of the greatest voices of the era, a symphony orchestra, two choruses… Enjoy this opportunity to revisit an intensely emotional musical moment and a turning point in our history.

Originally broadcast on the Radio-Canada program Les Beaux Dimanches.

Jacques Hétu
Fanfare pour Lanaudière

Modest Mussorgsky
Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov

Giuseppe Verdi
“Eri tu, che macchiavi” from Un ballo in maschera
Excerpts from Act II of Aida

Arrigo Boito
“L’altra notte in fondo al mare“ from Mefistofele

Giacomo Puccini
“Nessun dorma“ from Turandot

Ludwig van Beethoven
Choral Fantasy for Piano, Vocal Soloists, Choir and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80 (excerpts)


Carol Neblett, soprano
Markella Hatziano, mezzo-soprano
Vladimir Popov, tenor
Yuri Mazourok, baritone
Joseph Rouleau, bass
Grégoire Legendre
, bass

Anton Kuerti, piano
Chœur classique de Montréal
Chœur de Lanaudière
Festival Orchestra

Semyon Vekshtein, conductor