Marie-Nicole Lemieux Mezzo-soprano

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Marie-Nicole Lemieux began her career with major Baroque roles, in works such as Orphée et Eurydice, Giulio Cesare and Orlando Furioso. The development of her voice soon enabled her to tackle the French repertoire of the 19th century (Les Troyens, Samson et Dalila, Carmen, Werther), Rossini (Tancrède, L'Italienne à Alger), Verdi (Falstaff, Le Trouvère, Un bal masqué) and Wagner (the Ring). Today, she performs on the great international opera stages (New York, Milan, London, Paris, Salzburg, Zurich, Vienna, Madrid, Brussels...) as well as in concerts and recitals, notably in French and Russian melodies and German Lieder.

Her rich and varied discography has won numerous awards, and she records exclusively for Warner Classics. Recent and forthcoming projects include Suor Angelica in Rome, Verdi's Messa di Requiem with the Orchestre national de France and at La Monnaie in Brussels, a concert tour with Les Violons du Roy, Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio-France, Ravel's Shéhérazade with the Orchestre national de France, Brahms' Rhapsody for Viola with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Marie-Nicole Lemieux is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République française, Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec, Compagne des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, member of the Order of Canada and of the Ordre de la Pléiade. She also holds an honorary doctorate from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.

Opéra national de Paris: Falstaff (Mrs Quickly), 2013; Jephtha (Storgè), 2018; Madame Butterfly (Susuki), 2019

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 10 to 30 September 2024
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 29 January to 19 February 2025

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