Michèle Losier was born in Montréal and has been a member of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, the opera workshop of the Opéra de Montréal and the Juilliard Opera Center in New York. She has performed in numerous productions at the Opéra de Montréal, the Seattle Opera and the Boston Lyric Opera (Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann) and made her debut at Milan’s La Scala singing the role of Mercedes in Carmen under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Her success at the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 2005 gave her access to the New York stage two years later alongside Susan Graham and Plácido Domingo, in the role of Diane (Iphigénie en Tauride) under the musical direction of Louis Langrée.
Following her participation in the 2008 Queen Elisabeth of Belgium competition, she recorded a recital of Henri Duparc’s melodies with the pianist Daniel Blumenthal. Over the last few seasons, she has sung the title role in Charpentier’s Médée at both the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Opéra de Lille, Prince Charming in Cenderella at the Opéra Comique, Nicklausse and the Muse in concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris and at the Liceu in Barcelona, Dorabella at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, at London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden and at the Salzburg Festival, Siebel (Faust) at Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera, Charlotte (Werther) at the Sydney Opera and the Opéra de Montréal, Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) in San Francisco and Washington, Ruggiero (Alcina) in concert with Marc Minkowski and the Musiciens du Louvre, Phœbé (Castor et Pollux) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Frank Martin’s Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke at La Monnaie in Brussels, and Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini at the Amsterdam Opera. Last season, she sang the role of Mercedes at the Royal Opera House in London, Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict) at La Monnaie in Brussels and she recorded and performed in Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliette with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Michèle Losier has also performed in concert in Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ and Les Nuits d’été, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, and Rossini’s la Petite Messe Solennelle.
The Damnation of Faust with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Edinburgh Festival, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducte by Andrew Davies.
Michèle Losier is making her Paris Opera debut