La Flambeau

Presented as part of Black History Month, a chamber opera for string orchestra and percussion in partnership with Orchestre Classique de Montreal

In this world premiere chamber opera, Haitian-Quebec composer David Bontemps has created a world of mystical melodies imbued with Afro-Haitian musical idioms that melds with the textual expression of Haitian librettist and playwright Faubert Bolivar

Drawing on West African mythology and Haitian vodou traditions, this opera criticizes corruption, misogyny, and the abuse of power. 

It will be sung by a cast of distinguished Black opera singers and brought to life through dramatic staging and lighting.


Details & Tickets


Mon Feb 13, 2023




LR Wilson Concert Hall, McMaster


$25 All Ages


David Bontemps, Composer
Faubert Bolivar, Librettist
NAO Chamber Players
Alain TrudelConductor
Suzanne TaffotSoprano
Catherine DanielMezzo-Soprano
Paul WilliamsonTenor
Brandon Coleman, Bass-Baritone
Mariah IngerStage Director

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