Michèle Losier

Critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier has distinguished herself on the most prestigious stages of the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, Vienna State Opera, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Recently the mezzo debuted at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, singing her first Idamante in »Idomeneo«, debuted as Ascagne in »Les Troyens« at the Paris Opera, and made her role and house debut as Giovanna Seymour in »Anna Bolena« at the Opéra National de Bordeaux. On the concert platform, Losier sang Chausson’s »Poéme de l’amour« et de la mer with the Toledo Symphony, appeared with the Orchestre Metropolitain in »Bluebeard’s Castle« under Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra singing Mozart’s »Requiem«, and performed recitals in Montreal and Brussels. In the 2017/18 season, Losier made both her role and house debut as Angelina in »La Cenerentola« at the Opéra de Lyon. She also sang Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal and returned to the Paris Opera as Dorabella in »Così fan tutte«, Ascanio in »Benvenuto Cellini«, and her first Conception in »L’Heure Espagnole«. In the 2016/17 season, Losier debuted at the Glyndebourne Festival, singing her first performances of Annio in »La Clemenza di Tito«. She also debuted at the Paris Opera as Dorabella, sang Marguerite in a concert version of »La Damnation de Faust« with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and appeared in concert performances of »L’enfant et les sortileges« with the Seattle Symphony. In the 2015/16 season, Losier sang Mercedes in »Carmen« at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Béatrice in Berlioz’s »Béatrice et Bénédict« at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, and »Roméo et Juliette« at the Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis. She also appeared in Montreal to sing Brahms in concert at Bourgie Hall and Ravel’s »Shéhérazade« with the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra. Highlights from recent seasons include Siébel in »Faust« at Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera, Ascanio in »Benvenuto Cellini« at the Dutch National Opera, the title role in »Medea« at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Lille Opera, Prince Charmant in »Cendrillon« at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Opéra-Comique, Nicklausse and the Muse in »Les Contes d’Hoffmann« in Barcelona and in concert at Salle Pleyel in Paris, Phoebe in »Castor et Pollux« at the Théâtre des champs-Élysées and Opéra-Comique, Sesto in »La Clemenza di Tito« at the Vienna State Opera and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, and Dorabella in »Così fan tutte« at Covent Garden, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Salzburg Festival. Losier has also sung Charlotte in »Werther« with Opera Australia and Opéra de Montréal, Cherubino in »Le nozze di Figaro« at the San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera, and Ruggiero in Handel’s »Alcina« in concert with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre. An alumna of McGill University, Michèle Losier was also a member of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, the Opéra de Montréal’s Atelier Lyrique and the Juilliard Opera Center in New York. Her achievement at the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 2005 led to her house debut in 2007 as Diane in »Iphigénie en Tauride« under the baton of Louis Langrée. Her success at the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Competition in 2008 won her a recital tour of Europe and a recording of the Chansons of Henri Duparc with pianist Daniel Blumenthal, released in April of 2009 on the Fuga Libera label.