Sixth week of the Festival

Lanaudière : Yannick Nézet-Séguin et l’OM clôtureront en force la 45th édition
The sublime pianist Hélène Grimaud and Wagner, Metropolitan Opera-style


Joliette, August 2, 2022 - To conclude its 2022 edition in grand style, the Festival de Lanaudière will welcome the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin for two not-to-be-missed outdoor concerts.

For this epic evening that revolves around Act One of Wagner’s The Valkyrie, Yannick Nézet-Séguin brings together three of today’s greatest Wagnerian singers, all of whom triumphed in Robert Lepage’s Wagner tetralogy at New York’s Metropolitan Opera: Christine Goerke, Brandon Jovanovich and Franz-Josef Selig. The gigantically proportioned work revolutionized both the musical language and theatrical scope of opera, and has entered the collective imagination thanks to its famous Ride of the Valkyries. Pursuant to the resounding successes of the Lohengrin concert (2013) and Parsifal concert (2017), this evening is guaranteed to be unforgettable!

Presented by Desjardins

Saturday, August 6, 8 p.m. - Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay

The final concert of the Festival will feature an exciting encounter between Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the OM, and the sublime French pianist Hélène Grimaud, making her Festival debut in Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. With the music of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn rounding out the program, this concert will highlight works that bridge the sublimated Classical form of Beethoven’s era and the apotheosis of German Romanticism, epitomized by the superabundance of Wagner.

Presented by Power Corporation

Sunday, August 7, 4 p.m. - Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay

A week that carries rich benefits for the community and the next generation

For the second year running, the Festival is offering an exceptional opportunity to a few hundred healthcare workers and persons served by community organizations in Lanaudière: to attend a free rehearsal of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the OM at the Amphithéâtre! This will provide an exclusive look behind the scenes of a great event, by invitation only.

This week also marks the conclusion of the Festival’s Career Development Pilot Project. For one week, six emerging classical musicians from Quebec were given the chance to meet with international artists and cultural managers visiting the Festival, to develop the tools and networks required to facilitate the development of their international careers.

Lanaudière 2022 : A rich and unique edition

Presented for the first time in 45 years over a six-week period, this year the Lanaudière Festival delivers even more generously than ever:

  • 14 grand concerts at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay;
  • 10 performances in the magnificent churches of Lanaudière;
  • 5 recitals in the new Hors les murs series;
  • 4 classical music-themed films projected outdoors.


Tickets for all the concerts of the 2022 edition on sale at

Amphitheatre Box Office

450 759-4343 / 1 800 561-4343

About the Festival de Lanaudière

The Festival de Lanaudière is the largest classical music festival in Canada and was founded in 1978. Year after year, the festival welcomes tens of thousands of spectators for concerts featuring some of the greatest artists on the national and international scenes. The event takes place primarily at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay in Joliette, as well as in some of the region’s most beautiful churches. The Festival de Lanaudière is a member of the Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux (REMI).


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