Michèle Losier
mezzo-soprano | Canada, °1978
 
Mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier's future seasons include her debut appearances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), in the title role of Cherubini’s Medée at Théatre du Champs Elysées, and as Dulcinée (Don Quichotte) in Nice.

Michèle’s recents engagements have included Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) at San Francisco Opera, European concert performances in the role of Ruggiero (Alcina) under the baton of Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, Dorabella at the Arizona Opera, Mercedes at Teatro alla Scala, Donna Elvira at the Palm Beach Opera, Cherubino at the Washington Opera, Wellgunde and Grimgerde in Wagner's Ring at the Seattle Opera, Niklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Boston Lyric Opera, Diane in Iphigénie at the Seattle Opera and Lazuli in L'Étoile at the Opéra de Montréal. Laureate at the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 2005, she made her debut in the fall of 2007 in this prestigious American opera house, performing the role of Diane in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, under the baton of Louis Langrée.

In concert, she has sung a creation from Gilles Tremblay with Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kent Nagano, Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder in Belgium, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in Montreal, Mozart's Requiem with Les Violons du Roy on their U.S. tour, and has given performances at the May Festival in Cincinnati under the baton of James Conlon. She also gave a recital during the Festival of Lanaudière in July 2008.

In addition to the roles previously mentioned, her operatic repertoire includes various characters such as Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Concepcion (L’Heure Espagnole), L'Enfant (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges), Stefano (Roméo et Juliette), Siebel (Faust), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) and Dido (Dido and Aeneas). She distinguishes herself in the sacred works of Rossini, Vivaldi, Handel, Dvorák, and Bach, and in recitals in the masterpieces from the lied and song repertoire, from early music to contemporary works.

An alumnus 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. She has been the recipient of a number of grants and scholarships, including those from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Sylva-Gelber Foundation. Following her success at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, she recorded the Chansons of Henri Duparc with pianist Daniel Blumenthal. The CD was released in Bruxelles in April 2009 on the Fuga Libera label, and a recital tour throughout Europe under the auspices of Fortis Bank followed.
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