Louis Riel rises again on Grand Théâtre stage

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Members of the cast of Louis Riel gather around a bonfire on the stage of the Grand Théâtre. Steeve Wadohandik Gros-Louis (centre, in costume) plays the role of the Activist. Grégoire Legendre, general and artistic director of the Opéra de Québec is standing to the right of Gros-Louis.

Louis Riel is arguably the most famous Canadian opera. The English and French libretto by Mavor Moore and Jacques Languirand, set to music by composer Harry Sommers, concerns the controversial Métis leader Louis Riel, who was executed in Manitoba in 1885.