Critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier has distinguished herself on the most prestigious stages of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, and the Opéra-Comique in Paris. She was recently hailed for her portrayal of Medea at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées as having a “great presence” and “brassy voice”.
For the 2015-2016 season, Ms. Losier can be seen in the title role in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, in Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis at the Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and in the role of Mercedes in Carmen at the Royal Opera House in London. Her season also includes a Brahms concert at Bourgie Hall in Montreal, and Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra.
In the summer of 2015, Ms. Losier took part in the Classical Spree Festival with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal where she sang the title role in Carmen under the baton of Kent Nagano. She also performed in the Festival d’Opéra de Québec with the Violons du Roy, and in the Festival International de Lanaudière where she sang in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Maestro Nagano, and in Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgerfahrt with Jean-Marie Zeitouni.
Recent appearances include Siebel in Faust at the Royal Opera House and at the Metropolitan Opera, Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini at the Dutch National Opera, the title role of Medea at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Lille Opera, Prince Charmant in Cendrillon at the Opéra-Comique, Nicklausse and the Muse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in concert at Salle Pleyel in Paris, at Teatre del Liceu, Phoebe in Castor et Pollux at the Théâtre des champs-Élysées, at Opéra-Comique, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito at the Wiener Staatsoper and at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, and Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, at Covent Garden and at the Salzburg Festival.
Ms. Losier also sang Charlotte in Werther at Sydney Opera and Opéra de Montréal, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at San Francisco Opera and at Washington National Opera, and Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina in concert with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre.
Ms. Losier’s 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 2009 on the Fuga Libera label.
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.