Opéra Interactif (Interactive Opera)

A concert that integrates the audience into the center of the action, allowing them to improvise as well as to exchange dramatically with the singer by going up on stage and feeling the emotions spontaneously.

Artistic approach

The project was born more than four years ago from a desire to share the depth of the emotions felt during the performance of operatic arias and recital type plays. During private, semi-private and public concerts, listeners appreciated the musical beauty and the outlines of emotional evolution. Since Valérie Poisson's passion was born from the instantaneous nature of the appearance of emotions, she wanted to bring this experience to the public so that he could travel with her, rather than just being an observer of her journey.


Perform on a large scale, but also on a small scale. In a small-scale show (20 to 300 people), a warm, intimate and communicative atmosphere among listeners increases the number of surprise reactions. On a larger scale, experience allows people to choose between getting involved or distancing themselves and enjoying the event on a regular basis as a simple listener.


  • Encourage the public to create the work: At the performance of the same room, each person reacts differently. For example, on the death of Beth, of Little Women (played by Valérie Poisson by the air of Have Peace, Jo), a person may be angry, in pain, in negation or any other emotion depending on the climbs and descents musical, lyrics that are understood or not, etc.
  • Give a different show to each performance: Influenced by the reaction of the audience, the singer will respond according to the emotion transmitted by the listener. Some dare to hug the singer when she goes to die, others go away with anger.
  • A unique and precious atmosphere: By the spontaneity of the project, each tune creates ephemeral moments, but often profound meaning for the participant (s). Crying and laughing happen frequently.
  • Creating a Personal Interest of the Public: Surprised by every required exercise and often caught off guard, the communicator, a willing listener, must use all of his personal characteristics, her emotional past and her experiences to create constantly. Other listeners who know the communicator rejoice to see their loved ones improvise or communicate. This is just one exercise.
  • Involving different numbers of people: It is also possible to engage the audience by changing the atmosphere, giving them something to drink (drinking air), closing their eyes and moving them around in the room, etc.

Details of the event


At almost every play, the singer proposes a thematic activity that facilitates the understanding of the work for the public while giving fun experiences to the participants.

Examples of activities

  • A volunteer person steps onto the stage. The singer briefly tells the characters, then whispers in the volunteer’s ear the instruction that with each pressure felt on her hand, the latter must be particularly opposed to the idea of the moment proposed by the singer.
  • For a song to drink, the audience receives a glass of juice or another drink and must raise the glass and then drink some words or when the singer raises her arm.
  • Two volunteers form a couple of lovers, but with specific instructions such as imitating resentment or an emerging love followed by jealousy and love warfare in the face of the singer’s advances.

By whom?

The experience is available with the performer solo with an accompanist or recording, but also in collaboration with other singers and musicians.

For whom?

For any type of audience. There were 6-year-olds participating in seniors.


The advantage of the formula is that it lends itself to all types of events. There have been concert productions in theatres such as the Lion d'Or, restaurants, private spaces (Le Rubato), churches and parishes, small cafes (La Place commune), etc.

MUSICAL TALES: The sea of the North

MUSICAL TALES: The sea of the North

Multidisciplinary events


A magical moment created by a series of tales embellished by musical excerpts of known pieces or new music. The storyteller intrigues the public by his ability to communicate and share the adventure. Musical interludes allow the audience to deepen a personal connection with a specific character, emotion or situation. Offering intellectual pauses strewn with meditative or instinctive moments aerates history, lightens the moment, intrigues and suspends emotional intensity. The theme is traceable to the taste of the place and the organization.

The storyteller Saulo Olmedo, passionate about the oral tradition of the countries of the North and the South, spacializes the environment through his mysterious voice and attracts the attentive ear as a lover by his ability to build the different stages of a history. The singer Valérie Poisson, who has performed many times publicly, is known for her ability to communicate with the public and attract them to the emotions she embodies. Corniste Gabriel Trottier has perfected himself in Norway and has played various styles whose contemporary knows how to transmit exoticism and complex emotions through his game. Finally, the composer Vytautas has an intellectual style, but very instinct in his compositions betraying the language of his homeland, Lithuania, during the Baltic compositions. His vocal music offers clear and poignant gestures.


Saulo Olmedo:

Valérie Poisson:

Gabriel Trottier:

Vytautas Bucionis:



A unique event that will take you into a magical and sophisticated world.

Palais Narcissé, designer of fashion of the Sumerian kingdom The adventure began when Canadian singer and model Narcissé Soulsinger Celestial Prince decided to bring pursue its universality, creativity and versatility in the wonderful world of fashion and sewing. His dream is to present to our society the costumes and the clothes out of the ordinary, extravagant and straight out of a sci-fi movie or fantasy tale with a touch of divinity. In addition, he wants to promote civilizations to wear their symbols with pride. «Palais Narcissé» materialized in an entity that creates the fashion: clothing, perfumes, accessories and costumes.

Authenticity of the Palais de Narcissé:

  • Every garment has a history and contains a mystical secret.
  • Power vs Fragility, Simplicity as opposed to complexity as Yin and Yang.
  • Strong Influence of Ancestors: Sumerian.
  • Strong Hybrid Concepts.
  • A unique style and signature that does not require a label to recognize the creator.
  • The fabric itself decides the direction in which it wants to take by Sacred Geometry: Circle, Triangle, Flower of Life, Ennéagram, Pentagram, etc.
  • The movement of nature influences his creations (the slippery owl, the blossoming bud, the waving coral under the ocean current, the artist-designer unites with Mother Nature to inspired)
  • It is not a designer who has painted or reproduced nature, but whose nature is under its control.

For a relaxing, sophisticated and original evening

It is proven that W.A. Mozart’s music helps calm young children. Do you know the Bellini effect? The Bel Canto is a music still adored by today’s singers, because it corresponds to the climax of a vocal knowledge, but also emotional. In response to the technical versatility of the Baroque, the composers of the 19th century sought to deliver raw emotions and to come closer to our humanity, thus mixing technical challenges and sincere emotions, instinctive and authentic.

The technical challenges of the bel canto are reflected in the deepening of emotion, more serious passages vocally, but especially the ability to work extremely smooth passages. This is why several pieces can be used for a concert of mood music. Strength does not disturb conversations. These soft coloured clouds used by composers allow you to find yourself in a calm and relaxing environment. Indeed, Bellini, greatly inspires nostalgia, but a delicate nostalgia, melodious and full of hope. This hope rests the ear in a comfortable sound cloud. The Italian language adds to the exoticism of the event and its open vowels, to the vocal warmth joining this search for humanity.



Concert or mood songs

Awaken romance in your event!

Whether it is to accompany in background music a reception or for a big concert, our two experienced soloists are flexible, professional and expressive. They will awaken strong emotions in the public or soften the less sensitive hearts.

The classical singer works with the sound vibration, that is to say that he is able to vibrate the surrounding bodies out of sympathy. A bit like the trembling felt near a loudspeaker projecting an intense bass sound. The heart vibrates. That is why classical singing is an art of passion. Combining this ability to deeply touch people, the theme of love reaches every human being. It will beautify and accentuate the originality of your event.


The loving and fiery soul, she knows how to convey the complex emotions that build an epic love. For more information, please consult his biography.


Born in Acapulco, Mexico, October 15, 1995. At the age of 14, Marco Mondragón began his studies in singing and, a year later, he sang for the first time with the Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Eduardo Álvarez. With this orchestra, he performs six times as a soloist. At the age of 17, he was chosen from among several professional singers from Mexico to participate in the Artescenica Opera Course in Saltillo, Coahuila, organized by Teresa Rodriguez, a recognized Mexican operatic arts personality. Still in his native country, he participated in popular musical theatre plays such as Cats, Grease and Chicago. In 2014, at the age of 18, he became the first man to be accepted at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal through an audition presented on CD and video conference. In Montreal, he has since participated in numerous recitals and has also performed as a soloist with the Orchestre du Conservatoire conducted by Julian Kuerti. In Laval and Montreal, he participated in operas such as «Cavalleria rusticana» by Mascagni, «Falstaff» by Verdi, «La vie parisienne» by Offenbach, «Orphée aux enfers» by Monteverdi, «Nina» by Paisiello. His most recent participation is «Périchole» of Offenbach in the role of Piquillo, last April. Feel free to watch her many videos on youtube!


Short recording available on request. Official videos: Coming in December.


Introspection and creativity: Master class and improvisation

In April: Master class on health and music, benefit event for Cra-Terre

In order to offer crucial tools to improve their ability to perform and gain self-confidence, each thematic master class (on stress management, communication of emotions, generosity, balance between technique and passion, etc.) helps the musician to perform better during concerts. Watch the videos at the end of the project presentation!

What is a master class?

This is a public musical performance followed by a course that spectators can attend. After the student has played, the teacher raises some technical aspects or musical ideas to work with.

General idea

Music is created through the exchange of emotions, the learning of sharing with the public is essential. There is no secret: apart from some useful tricks, the key is to train! I will give key elements to improve the performance of future concerts and I will try to help integrate this information through the event.

What you gain:

  • Learn How to Externalize, Share Your Emotions and Improve a Public Performance While Having a Personalized Course
  • Learn to surpass yourself, but also to better manage mistakes.
  • Learn by listening to other students. We each have our strengths!

Artistic approach

A teacher for a decade, Valérie Poisson has always been concerned with helping her students develop personal confidence as a singer and musician. For her, the importance of the stage experience is paramount. Although private courses help improve technically and musically, she wants to create rewarding performance opportunities so that the student develops self-confidence when performing. She also noticed that once on stage, singers have symptoms of performance anxiety:they forget words, stop singing, use an involuntary gesture, lose their voice, etc. In universities, master classes are frequent, ranging from once a month to twice a week. The positive and formative contribution of these master classes inspired Ms Poisson to build this concept for a wider pool of musicians.



- Create an interaction: It is an interactive formula that allows an enriching exchange between the student who plays, the teacher who comments and the spectator who listens and questions. Unlike a concert, there is an intercommunication that allows mutual assistance and the advancement of knowledge, in a friendly atmosphere.

- Maintaining a passion for music: For many, music practice leads to a goal: to learn how to perform a song and to grow vocal and/or musically, all with the aim of making live a magical moment to oneself-even and to the spectators. When the experience is disappointing, the musician keeps a bad memory that risks taking away his desire to perform in the future. The master classes allow the student musician to desensitize himself to the spectators in order to acquire more ease during performances.

- Offer a comforting framework to the first master classes: One of the biggest problems is the perfectionism that almost all musicians inflict on themselves. Rather than thinking about his love for a piece, the singer or musician feels the stress of performance from the first step on the stage. The bigger this scene, the more he’s gonna judge himself. The master classes organized first in small warm places such as cafes or private spaces allow to have a small audience and thus a low to moderate level of anxiety.

- Providing a professional environment: Given by two musician graduates to master, the master classes bring several performance tools touching several aspects, including:

  • Elements of interpretation (nuances, phrasing, rhythmic stability, musical expression)
  • Technical Gestures
  • Communication
  • Trust in Your Game
  • Stress Management
  • Performance Mental Preparation

Master classes prepare the student for the final concert in a large hall. At a concert, there is no chance of catching up. It is therefore necessary to be well prepared, but also sure of oneself on stage as well as to know the procedure, one’s personal faults during a performance (tics), etc. In the most important rooms, The student practises presenting and managing moderate to high stress.

For whom ? For pianists and singers of all ages and levels who wish to deepen their knowledge and who wish to gain experience on stage.

Where? In different types of places, depending on the level of the musician’s stage experience. In or around Montreal. The location is subject to change, depending on the availability of rooms for the chosen date.

How? The musician can play solo, be accompanied by a karaoke player or an accompanist.


The ultimate scenic experience is to collaborate and perform with an attendant..

Why ?

- Create real music: the accompanist... accompanies you! This means that the speed, the rubato, the nuances and the intentions you want expressed are possible at all times. You decide all the parameters and you take ownership of the part: it represents you and highlights you!

- Trained by our experiences, our environment, our values, etc., we are all unique. Everyone has a personal expression to express. An agile voice prefers an accelerated tempo, while another type of voice expresses itself better in slowdowns. The attendant will create with you a customized version of your piece that will highlight you!

- The attendant is a professional: He will know how to follow you no matter the mistakes. He will be able to detect your punctual intentions and make you feel safe by his support in case of a glitch.


Collaboration with composer Vytautas Bucionis, a pianist and several artists from different artistic backgrounds. Poetry inspired by the poet Henrigas Nagys on nature.


The project was based on an application for a work by the Prize Board of the Université de Montréal in partnership with the Cypihot-Ouellette Foundation. The text by Henrigas Nagys, Nebijok, was applied to a music of dreamy sound spaces mixed with traditional Balkan pieces while being written in a contemporary way.


  • Making Balkane music known in Quebec: its expressive and complex colours and harmonies
  • Making Balkane Poetry Known in Quebec: Its Reflections on Nature and its Parallels with Past Life in the Face of Contemporary Reality.
  • Provide a poetic translation into French and explanations in French and English at the beginning of each air.
  • Offering Quebec Artists to Show their Compositions or Perform.

    For whom ?

    For all audiences interested in discovering another musical language, new fanciful sound colours as well as contemporary writing, accessibility and Quebec artists.

    To see the project

    To discover the artistic vision of Vytautas Buconis

    Vytautas Buconis

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The workshop in a few words

The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants the basics of music and writing to help them create their first song. Thanks to their experience and flexibility, Valérie and Fannie will also be able to adapt to more advanced students.

During the first half of the session, teachers will alternate the workshops of literary creation and piano/singing. They will then join their voices to provide you with a unique music writing experience!

Fannie will teach writing with a focus on memories, nostalgia and experience, to encourage self-expression. Valérie will allow participants to create a personalized song and stop it, so that they can share it with their family and friends. They will have the choice to sing their own creation, or to let Valerie’s voice bring their writing to life.


Valérie Poisson

A teacher for about ten years, Valérie Poisson holds a master’s degree in classical singing, a bachelor’s degree in music writing and another in singing. A singer by profession, she teaches singing for all levels, musical theory and piano for beginners. To see his full biography, go to the main page of the site. His teaching focuses on the personal development and expression of each individual. It promotes creativity and adapts to needs.

Fannie Bellerive

Master’s degree in literature, Fannie Bellerive specializes in Quebec poetry. Herself a writer, she is interested in multiple literary genres. She has published several children’s books at Peek Edition and is currently preparing her first collection of poetry. Passionate about teaching the French language, she advocates an approach that focuses on self-discovery through writing.


  • About one season (for example, September to December).
  • 1 or 2 courses per week, as requested..

Technical Needs

Elements needed for the activity. Some can be purchased or purchased for your centre, depending on the submission

Custom cd
  • Electric Piano
  • Chairs for Group
  • 3 pairs
  • Splitters, for inserting multiple headphones into the piano.
  • Pencils, Lined Paper, Blank Staves
  • Blank Cds (Dollarama)

Key Learning Steps
  1. Separate writing and music workshops.

  2. Electric Piano
  3. Chairs for Group
  4. 3 pairs
  5. Splitters, for inserting multiple headphones into the piano.
  6. Pencils, Lined Paper, Blank Staves
  7. Blank Cds (Dollarama)
  8. Key Learning Steps
    1. Separate writing and music workshops.

    2. Electric Piano
    3. Chairs for Group
    4. 3 pairs
    5. Splitters, for inserting multiple headphones into the piano.
    6. Pencils, Lined Paper, Blank Staves
    7. Blank Cds (Dollarama)
    8. Key Learning Steps
      1. Separate writing and music workshops.

      2. Electric Piano
      3. Chairs for Group
      4. 3 pairs
      5. Splitters, for inserting multiple headphones into the piano.
      6. Pencils, Lined Paper, Blank Staves
      7. Blank Cds (Dollarama)
      8. Key Learning Steps
        1. Separate writing and music workshops.


          Ask for pricing on the contact page. Transportation costs for districts or more remote cities.

          Additional information

          In case of contagious disease, we ask the participant to please inform us and to leave the course. We will be pleased to pay special attention to him the following week, so that he can catch up with the group and optimize his learning. Since Valérie is a classical singer by profession, a simple cold can cut her career and deprive her of important contracts and opportunities. If this rule is not respected, she will not agree to continue teaching.

          Please also note that due to allergies, no animal will not be tolerated in the classroom.

          Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!

          Valérie and Fannie



Historical concert


The term Bel canto comes from the Baroque period. The singers being able gradually to do great vocal feats while keeping an equal color throughout the register were considered masters of beautiful singing. Eventually, the term was reappeared in the new tendency to give way to vocal enlargement, raw emotions and enlightened melodies.

The interest here is to have an overview of the greatest opera tunes, to demystify the art of operatic singing and democratize lyric singing by offering a pleasant concert with a historical significance.

The event can be only musical or include stylistic and historical explanations throughout the concert. The flexibility of the format makes it an interesting choice.


  •         Haendel, Piangerò
  •         Gluck, Ah si la liberté
  •         Mozart, Dove sono
  •         Rossini, Una voce poco fa
  •         Bellini, O quante volte
  •         Donizetti, Prendi per me
  •         Verdi, Sempre libera
  •         Puccini, Quando m’en vo


Concert with historical and educational character

Short historical summary

The French revolution remains today as a source of inspiration for nationalist sentiment. At the time, at its very end, when Napoleon Bonapart conquered two thirds of Italy, the search for identity raised by this movement inspired several Italians to want to define Italian culture and impose it as having a unique style.

It is at this precise moment that the new conception of the bel canto arrives: a realistic expression of emotions, a more fluid musical discourse, large phrases and legato predominate incorporating the torments of romanticism.

Répertoire type

  •         Rossini, Una voce poco fa
  •         Bellini, O quante volte
  •         Donizetti, Regnava nel silenzio
  •         Verdi, Sempre libera
  •         Puccini, Quando m’en vo