Studio founded in Montreal in 1960 by Jacqueline Richard, pianist, André Bisson, baritone, and Paul Landry, administrator, with the aim of training operatic performers and technical staff. At first a travelling company, its initial production, Ferdinando Paer's Le Maître de chapelle, was presented in St-Georges-de-Beauce and in Montreal. In 1962 the group became a stationary company, enlisting singers, dancers, chorus masters (including Claude Létourneau), rehearsal pianists (Janine Lachance and Monik Grenier), directors (including Charlotte Boisjoli), and supplementary staff. A small theatre with 99 seats was opened, and nearly 70 performances of six chamber operas were given in less than six months: Hugo Weisgall's The Stronger (Montreal premiere); Menotti's The Medium; Mozart's The Impresario and L'Oca del Cairo; Offenbach's Le Mariage aux Lanternes; and Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. The company ceased its activities in March 1964.