Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

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Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, at rear.
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, architectural details.

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier is a large multipurpose venue in Montreal, Quebec equipped with sophisticated technical equipment. It seats 2,982 people and is part of the Place des Arts cultural complex in Montréal's Quartier des Spectacles entertainment district.[1] It is the largest multipurpose stage in Canada. [2]

It is the home of the Opéra de Montréal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and hosts concerts during the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Built in 1963 by Hazen Sise, Dimitri Dimakopoulos and Fred Lebensold (of the Montréal architectural partnership Arcop), the theatre was initially called the Grande Salle before being named in honor of the famous head of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Wilfrid Pelletier. It is an adaptable venue for all the kinds of large-scale events, such as opera and rock'n'roll concerts, but also including ballet, symphonic concerts, convocations, and musicals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Place des Arts Web site Archived 2013-02-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Place des Arts: $50 million for a 50 year anniversary | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-04-16.

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Coordinates: 45°30′31″N 73°34′02″W / 45.5087°N 73.5673°W / 45.5087; -73.5673