February 28, 2024

Hommage à la callas – Orchestre symphonique de laval

Salle André-Mathieu


To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Greek singer Maria Callas, the OSL invites you to an evening of opera with an all-Italian program featuring, among others, the two great arias, sung by the excellent Kirsten MacKinnon. These arias contributed to the fame of La Callas, whose voice, tragic talents and love life earned her the title Prima donna assoluta. The program includes choruses from famous operas, featuring the Chœur de Laval, prepared by conductor Dany Wiseman and directed in concert by Simon Rivard.


Giuseppe Verdi

I vespri siciliani, overture

La Traviata, Act I, prelude

La Traviata, Act I, Libiamo chorus

La Traviata, Act I, recitative and aria by Violetta E strano... Ah, fors' è lui... Sempre libera

La Traviata, Act I, gypsy chorus Noi siamo zingarelle

La Traviata, Act I, chorus of matadors Di Madride noi siam mattadori

La Traviata, Act III, prelude


Vincenzo Bellini

Norma, overture
Norma, Act I, Norma viene chorus
Norma, Act I, recitative and aria Sediziose voci... Casta diva

Giuseppe Verdi

Nabucco, overture
Nabucco, Act II, Va pensiero chorus
Aida, Act II, chorus Gloria all' Egitto


Simon Rivard, Conductor

Kristen Mackinnon, Soprano

Matthew Dalen, Tenor

Alexandre Sylvestre, Bass-baritone

Laval Choir

Dany Wiseman, Choirmaster