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Saint-Eustache, October 19, 2011


On October 19, 2011, the City of Saint-Eustache awarded the Cybèle 2011 prize, in the “regional cultural event” category, to the FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache. This award recognizes the very high quality of the programming, the audacity and perseverance of the organizers, the presence of international artists and the place given to emerging Quebecers, as well as the influence that extends even to the great metropolitan area. The prize was awarded to Ms. Leìla Chalfoun, founding director of the FestivalOpéra, during a ceremony held in the City of Saint-Eustache.

In her speech, Ms. Chalfoun accepted the prize with" a lot of emotion", stating that "the merit of this Cybèle prize does not come to me alone and that is why I would like to share it with all those who contribute to it. , and the artists who give a high artistic quality to the FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache… I would like the FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache to make opera known and loved by those who do not know it… ”


FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache

The first summer festival dedicated to opera in Quebec, the FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache was created in July 2010 thanks to the efforts of Eustach soprano Leila Chalfoun and her husband, Meti Jori. Presented near Montreal, the festival offers a large audience moments of opera and gives voice to great lyrical voices, while promoting young talents.

The FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache is supported by the Municipality of the host city, the Arts and Culture Department of Saint-Eustache, Hydro-Québec, the Ministry of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, the CRÉ des Laurentides, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Deputy of Deux-Montagnes, l'Éveil, La Concorde, JCL Journals, and its partners.


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