Opera productions are elaborate and require expertise in a variety of classical art forms, including orchestral music, theatre, and of course, singing! It is recognized as one of the most multifaceted forms of art. For the last 400 years, this performing art has progressed in our Western culture and still holds its value in our society today. One thing is certain, the singers’ powerful presence and outstanding voices are at the heart of it all and haven’t ceased to impress audiences. We meet professional opera singer Sasha Djihanian who has sung all around the world. We talk to Patrick Corrigan, General Director of one of the most famous opera houses in Canada, Opéra de Montréal, and finally, Max Van Wyck, our opera expert who describes the art form itself.
Guest(s) : Max Van Wyck, Professional Opera Singer Sasha Djihanian, Professional Opera Singer Jennifer Szeto, pianist Patrick Corrigan, General Director, Opéra de Montreal?
Proposed and hosted by Anne Janody, this is the second edition of ART Impact. Each of the six episodes features a topic relevant to the art world and includes a related specialist, artist, and organization. Showcasing our society’s evolving culture in an easy-to-follow format, the show examines the interrelated impact that each entity can have in a captivating way. Genuine, unique, and inspiring, ART Impact presents a 360° perspective on essential topics with a host who is engaging and approachable. For its second series, you can expect to see single episodes on the following themes – art fairs, opera, theatre, ballet, orchestra, and art & technology. Organizations featured include the AGAC, Opéra de Montréal, Centaur Theatre, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, l’OSM, and the SAT.
Anne is an ardent Montrealer, lover of the arts and well-travelled curious individual. Growing up in a vibrant cultural environment, she practiced dancing, drawing, and piano. Studying business at HEC, graduating with a BBA and MSc, she did a significant project on cultural nonprofits. Anne volunteers in various arts organizations including the YPC of the MMFA. To engage her creative side, she established a brand/blog (Jano Lapin) where she reveals her enthusiasm for the art world she frequents.