When Opera Embraces Belugas: An Encounter of Great Beauty!
A mother beluga and her offspring gracefully slip through the waters of the St. Lawrence under the watchful eye of an aunt about to give birth. Quebec soprano Jessica Latouche accompanies them with one of the most beautiful songs of classical opera, Addio del passato from Verdi’s La Traviata.
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With the participation of soprano Jessica Latouche, pianist Louise Pelletier and Marc-Antoine D’Aragon. Recorded at Studio Tourneson. An original idea by Gaston Déry. Directed by Alain Belhumeur.
Music: Addio del passato, taken from the opera La Traviata by Guiseppe Verdi.
Images: Filmed using a light drone in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.