Benefit Concert, Novembre 28
The Dufresne-Nincheri Museum is proud to
host world-renowned soprano Sharon Azrieli Perez at its benefit concert
on Saturday, November 28 at the Château Dufresne.
In the course of her international career, Sharon Azrieli Perez has
performed numerous operatic roles, including Juliet and Mimi in La
Bohème (Canadian Opera Company), Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro
(Sarasota Opera), Nedda in I Pagliacci (New York Opera Festival),
Elvira in Don Giovanni (Vermont Opera Festival) and Liu in Turandot
(New Israel Opera). Her talents have garnered awards from The
Metropolitan Opera of New York, The Luciano Pavarotti International
Voice Competition and the Jarmila Novotná Competition.
The benefit concert will showcase the most beautiful pieces in her
repertoire, including arias by Mozart, Verdi and Puccini, as well as
Sharon Azrieli Perez’s international debut of the score composed by
Charles Gabriel Foignet in 1813, dedicated to Marie Louise, Empress of
The benefit concert will be held Saturday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m. at
the Château Dufresne, 2929 Jeanne-d'Arc Avenue in Montreal. A cocktail
reception will follow.
Secure your ticket by contacting Samia Benlamara firstname.lastname@example.org or at 514-259-9201.
Dufresne-Nincheri Museum presents the oldest stained glass workshop in
Québec and houses an unparalleled collection of royal and imperial
items and paintings from Alexandre de Bothuri and Élaine Bédard
The new Musée Dufresne-Nincheri, which is chaired by Marc Poirier,
inaugurated on December 9th its museum complex with the official
opening of the Nincheri Studio, the oldest stained glass workshop still
in existence in Québec, and the presentation of the new permanent
exhibit at Château Dufresne. Without a doubt, the crowning glory of
this exhibit is the prestigious collection of royal and imperial items
and paintings owned by Alexandre de Bothuri and Élaine Bédard.
Mémoire des objets, Parcours de collectionneurs (Collectors’ hall,
items to remember), which is integrated into the new permanent exhibit
at Château Dufresne, presents 47 historical items and paintings that
previously belonged to such famous personalities as Jeanne d’Arc, Louis
XV, Madame du Barry, Marie-Antoinette, Rodolphe II, Pauline Borghèse,
Napoleon I and Josephine. This is the first time these items have been
presented together in a North American museum, namely Château Dufresne,
which features Beaux-Arts style French architecture, directly inspired
by the Petit Trianon in Versailles.
The collection also includes items that belonged to four women who
experienced the Petit Trianon in person. This is one of the most
prestigious collections of French royal and imperial items ever to
appear outside of France. Completing the exhibit is a book entitled La
mémoire des objets, written by Alexandre de Bothuri and published by
Del Busso Éditeur, which tells of the fascinating journey taken by
these items and the author-collector’s passion for them.
The general public is also invited to discover one of the oldest
stained glass workshops in Canada, that of Florentine artist Guido
Nincheri, who is emblematic of the Italian-Canadian community during
the first half of the 20th Century. Between 1925 and 1996, when it
closed down, the Nincheri Studio produced more than 5,000 stained-glass
windows for use across North America.
The new mission of the museum will
be to celebrate the historical and patrimonial heritage of the eastern
section of Montréal by transforming Château Dufresne and the Nincheri
Studio into a unique and innovative museum complex, designed for the
community, with a view to ensuring its preservation for future
The Château Dufresne, built
between 1915 and 1918, was a beaux-arts style mansion owned by the
Dufresne brothers, leading members of Montreal’s French bourgeoisie.
Today, the Château Dufresne houses a museum dedicated to the history of
Montreal’s east end.
the same price, you may visit the Château Dufresne and the Nincheri
Studio, the oldest stained-glass studio extant in Québec. Guido
Nincheri, (1885-1973) is one of the greatest artists and entrepreneurs
of the twentieth century. This Italo-Canadian’s murals, stained glass
windows, frescoes, paintings, and furniture executed from his designs
have adorned more than 200 buildings across 116 locations in Canada and
the United States. Renowned for his glass painting technique and for
the quality of his stained glass designs, Nincheri has produced over
5,000 stained glass windows in nine Canadian provinces and six New