Back in North America Brault performed in New York, Boston, and Montreal. He participated in the benefit concert for Emma Albani at the St-Denis Theatre in 1925, then opened studios in Montreal and Boston. He also taught at the Conservatoire national of Montreal, at McGill University and at the Trafalgar Institute. With his sister he took part in the CPR Festival in Quebec City in 1928. With Wilfrid Pelletier and Edward Johnson, he founded in 1931 the Canadian Opera Company of Montreal of which he was managing director. The Company presented Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at Loew's Theatre on 7 May with Metropolitan Opera stars (Queena Mario, Johnson, Léon Rothier) and Canadians Lionel Daunais, Albert Viau and others. Due to the Depression, the company ceased its activities and the projected production of Samson et Dalila was not given. A benefit concert featuring the celebrated bass Alexander Kipnis made possible the concert performance of four works with piano accompaniment, namely The Marriage of Figaro and Gluck's Orpheus and Euridice (1933), Honegger's Le Roi David and Debussy's Le Martyre de saint Sébastien (1934); Victor Brault conducted these presentations which featured all-Canadian casts. He also conducted the performances of Roméo et Juliette and Carmen at the Chalet du Mont Royal during the summer of 1939. He was active as a conductor of choirs on CBC radio, and founded the vocal ensemble La Cantoria. Brault was commentator and artistic director of the series of radio broadcasts 'Le Chant du monde' presented 1944-5 on CBC as part of Radio-Collège. Brault made harmonizations of Canadian folksongs and composed some works under the pseudonym of Laurent Winter. Among his pupils were Marcelle Gagné, Gérard Gélinas, Claude Létourneau, and Albert Viau. Andrée Desautels is his niece.
Author Gilles Potvin
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...