Le Vaisseau fantôme conquers the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Peter Black

The large female chorus of Le Vaisseau fantôme simulate spinning yarn with ropes suspended from high above the stage of the Grand Théâtre.

It’s no mean feat to fill the vast stage area of the Grand Théâtre, but during scenes from the Festival d’Opéra de Québec’s magnificent production of German composer Richard Wagner’s Le Vaisseau fantôme (The Flying Dutchman) the space, while not exactly rendered intimate, was stunningly conquered.