This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Véronique Lacroix, artistic and musical direction
Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, 6 musicians (Belgian Tour)
ECM+, 6 musicians (Montréal concerts)

André Ristic, music
Cecil Castellucci, libretto
Kimberlyn Porter, illustrations
Marie-Josée Chartier, staging

Pascale Beaudin, soprano
Marie-Annick Béliveau, mezzo
Michiel Schrey, tenor
Pierre-Étienne Bergeron, baritone
Jean Marchand, narrator

Artistic team:
Serge Maheu, projection design
Cheryl Lalonde, set and costume design
Martin Sirois, lighting design
Marie-Josée Chartier, images storyboard
Maude Gareau, stage management

Coproduced with : Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles et Festival Ars Musica (tournée belge)

"[...] so delightfully surprising and successful." - Keiko Devaux, revue Circuit, septembre 2018

"It’s Hockey Opera Hat Trick: Music, Libretto, Graphics." - Arthur Kaptainis, Classical Voice North America, 8 mai 2018

In co-production with Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles and the Ars Musica Festival, the ECM+ takes to Belgium, then back to Montréal, this great success of the Ensemble's last season.

In the post-war “film noir” style of the 1950s, Hockey Noir depicts the imaginary goings-on behind the scenes of old-time hockey. Star players, dubious bets, femmes fatales and zealous detectives crisscross each other and dance the waltz of improbable playoffs!

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Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 8:00pm
Salle de l'Arsonic
Rue de Nimy 138, Mons
Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 3:00pm
Halles de Schaerbeek - Festival Ars Musica
Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, Bruxelles
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