Visual artist

François Racine has directed scores of operatic productions for companies across Canada and the US: the Pacific Opera Victoria, the Canadian Opera Company (Toronto), Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Cincinnati Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa and the Seattle Opera. In collaboration with Maestro Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, he directed the concert versions of Tannhäuser, Norma, La Sonnambula, Saint-François d’Assise (Messiaen) and Das Rheingold. Next came La Clemenza di Tito with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain at the Centre d’Arts Orford.

Over the years François Racine staged numerous prize-winning productions, one in particular for the McGill University Opera Studio, Louis Riel - Laureate of the 2005 prix Opus for the Best Production of the Year; others were performed for l’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, Jeunesses Musicales Canada and Le Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, to name only a few.

While Guest Director at l’Atelier d’opéra et l’Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal, he directed Pelléas et Mélisande, Dialogues des Carmélites, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, L’étoile, as well as L’enfant et les sortilèges.


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