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Michèle Losier was born in Montreal and was a member of the San Francisco’s Merola Program, the Montreal Opera’s Atelier Lyrique and the Juilliard Opera Center in New York. She has performed in numerous productions at the Montreal Opera, the Seattle Opera, and the Boston Lyric Opera (Nicklausse in the Contes d’Hoffmann) and she made her Milan debut at La Scala in the role of Mercedes (Carmen) under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. Her success at the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 2005 opened the doors to the New York stage two years later with the role of Diane (Iphigénie en Tauride). Over the last few seasons, she has performed the title role in Charpentier’s Médée at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Lille Opera; Prince Charming in Cinderella at the Opéra Comique; Nicklausse and the Muse at the Liceu in Barcelona, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and La Monnaie in Brussels; Dorabella in Così fan tutte at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Salzburg Festival and the Paris Opera for her debut there; Siebel (Faust) at London’s Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera; Charlotte (Werther) in Sydney and Montreal; Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) in San Francisco and Washington; Ruggiero (Alcina) in concert with the Musiciens du Louvre and Marc Minkowski; Phoebé (Castor et Pollux) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Ascanio (Benvenuto Cellini) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam and the Paris Opera; Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict) at La Monnaie in Brussels; Angelina (La Cenerentola) at the Lyon Opera and the Edinburgh Festival; Concepcion (L’Heure espagnole) and Ascagne (Les Troyens) at the Paris Opera, Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena) at the Bordeaux Opera, Idamante (Idomeneo) at Milan’s La Scala, the title role in Carmen at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen and the Vienna Staatsoper, and Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. Michèle Losier also performs in concert with a repertoire that includes Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ, La Damnation de Faust and Les Nuits d’été, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Missa Solemnis, Mozart’s Requiem and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.
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