© Isabele Francaix
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Michèle Losier

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In the current season Michèle Losier can be heard as Octavian at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, she returns to Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Mahler‘s Rückert-Lieder and Mahler’s 2nd Symphony under the baton of Zubin Mehta, she will sing Ernest Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer with WDR Sinfonieorchester under the baton of Marie Jacquot and she will sing concerts with Elias at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the baton of Daniele Gatti.


Recent successes include Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier at Berlin State Opera, Carmen, Niklausse, Siébel (Faust) at Vienna State Opera, Sesto (La clemenza di Tito) at Opéra national de Paris, Nicklausse in Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. She sang Ascagne in the Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Les Troyens with Philippe Jordan at Opéra Bastille, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle with Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Montreal, Charlotte (Werther) and Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena at Opéra national de Bordeaux and Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo at Teatro alla Scalla. She was also acclaimed at Bastille in the Terry Gilliam’s production of Benvenuto Cellini conducted by Philippe Jordan, and Dorabella in the Così fan tutte staged by choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker at Palais Garnier.


The artist’s achievement at the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 2005 led to her house debut in 2007 as Diane (Iphigénie en Tauride), under the baton of Louis Langrée, alongside Susan Graham and Placido Domingo. This was followed by engagements at some of the world’s leading opera houses, like as Siébel at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and at the Metropolitan Opera, Ascanio (Benvenuto Cellini) at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Sesto at the Vienna State Opera and at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Prince Charmant (Cendrillon) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Charlotte at Opera Australia, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Opéra national de Paris, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Salzburg Festival and as Carmen at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. Furthermore she sang at opera houses and festivals like Opéra-Comique, Edinburgh International Festival, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Montréal, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opéra d’Avignon, Opéra Lille, Festival International de Lanaudière and has worked with Orchestras like Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Les Musiciens du Louvre, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Colombus Symphony Orchestra, Pygmalion Ensemble. Her concert repertoire includes Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ, Les nuits d’été, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Missa solemnis, Ravel’s Shéhérazade, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Kindertotenlieder, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Mozart’s Requiem and others.


Michèle Losier has worked with conductors such as Louis Langrée, Patrick Fourmilier, Emmanuel Plasson, Marc Minkowski, Jérémie Rhorer, Stephane Denève, Kent Nagano, Emmanuelle Haïm, Sir Andrew Davis, François-Xavier Bilger, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Nicola Luisetti, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Colin Davis, Evelino Pido, Placido Domingo, James Conlon and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, just to name a few.


Canadian mezzo soprano Michèle Losier is alumni of McGill University and 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. She is a First Prize winner at the Journées de la Musique Française, the Vocal Division of the Canadian Music Competition, and of the Mélodie Française category of the Chant de Marmande International Competition in France. 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. Since then she can be heard on numerous other CD and DVD productions.

September 2022 – For the most recent biography, please contact Bartosz Jakobczak