Curlew River


Concert Hall of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal
8pm, June 15-16, 2013; October 10-11, 2013

“This small company, unknown only a week ago, offers of this strange church parable a rendering which is not only technically flawless, but also moving and fascinating for all of its 75-minute running time without intermission”
“Friday’s performance was not only very convincing, but impressive, with tenor Kyle Bielfield […] literally possessed by his role”

Warmly received by audiences and critics alike, BOP’s first production made the new company’s arrival on Montreal’s musical scene a well-noted appearance. During its four performances in the Hall of the Montreal Conservatoire, the project brought together a cast from among North America’s most accomplished and promising young singers in an evocative stage production that conjured the visual imagery of Mediaeval stained glass windows.


Madwoman : Kyle Bielfield
Ferryman : Cairan Ryan/ Edward Nelson
Traveller : Samuel Hinkle/Geoffrey Penar
Abbot : Andrew Bogard
Spirit : Robin Fleury
Chorus of Pilgrims : Kerry Bursey, Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse, Dillon Hatcher, Nicholas Esterer, Nataq Huault, Vincent Kim, Hugo Mayrand, Charles Beaudoin

Production designers

Stage direction : Florence Blain
Scenography and Costumes : Marianne Benny-Perron
Lighting : Andrea Marsolais-Roy
Musical director : Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse