‘The fourth movement featured tender, soaring singing from the young mezzo−soprano Mireille Lebel in Mahler’s setting of Nietzsche’s “Midnight Song” from “Also Sprach Zarathustra,”…’

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Mireille is currently at Theater Basel rehearsing Purcell's The Indian Queen. Directed by Joachim Schloemer and conducted by David Cowan with La Cetra baroque orchestra. Premiere April 28th. For full performance dates please check schedule.



Opéra-Théâtre de Metz celebrated the premiere of Barber's Vanessa to great success on March 21st with Mireille in the role of Erika. The show got great notices. Please click below for full reviews!

Resmusica: Metz, les retrouvailles avec Vanessa de Barber

Opera Lounge: Leise rieselt der Schnee



 Mireille sings the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola through to February 2014. Directed by Lynne Hockney and conducted by Samuel Baechli. Final performances: February 2 and 7 2014 at Theater Erfurt





Opera Atelier have just announced their 2014-2015 season and Mireille is thrilled to be singing the role of Orphée in their new production of Berlioz's version of Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice. Performances take place April 9 to April 18 2015.

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Here we go again!!! Joachim Schloemer's beautiful production of Purcell's The Indian Queen was reprised at the Opéra Théatre de Metz in January. Here is a link to a review. Conducted by Hervé Niquet, directed by Joachim Schloemer, with the participation of Le Concert Spirituel.





Links to reviews from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea at Theater Erfurt, premiere October 10th 2013. Conducted by Samuel Baechli and directed by Bettina Lell.


Thueringer Allgemeine: 'Solisten ueberzeugen bei 'Die Kroenung der Poppea' in Erfurt'


Thueringische Landeszeitung: 'Finessenreiche 'Poppea' Auffuehrung in Erfurt'



Mireille Lebel (front) as Nerone, Julia Neumann as Poppea

Photo: Lutz Edelhoff




Die Frauen der Toten (The Wives of the Dead) written by German composer Alois Broeder for Theater Erfurt, has been nominated by Opernwelt in the category 'Best world premiere, 2013'. The opera featured Mireille in a principle role as well as the soprano Marisca Mulder, tenor Marwan Shamiyeh, and baritone Florian Goetz. The opera was directed by Gabriele Rech and conducted by Johannes Pell. For reviews and photos please scroll down.



2013-2014 roles announced!

Nerone in L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) Theater Erfurt

Title role in La Cenerentola (Rossini) Theater Erfurt

Olga in Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) Theater Erfurt

Manja in Graefin Mariza (Kalman) Theater Erfurt

Erika in Vanessa (Barber) Opera-Theatre de Metz

Zempoalla in The Indian Queen (Purcell) Opera-Theatre de Metz

Fyodor in Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky) Theater Erfurt

Zempoalla in The Indian Queen (Purcell) Theater Basel

Performance dates can be found under the Schedule heading



Mireille recently jumped in as Idamante in Mozart's Idomeneo at Theater Basel. Conducted by Karel Valter and directed by David Boesch with the participation of La Cetra Barockorchester Basel. This marked her debut at the theater and she will return next season for Purcell's The Indian Queen.



Here are some reviews from The Indian Queen (Purcell) presented by the Schwetzinger Festspiele in April and May 2013. Conducted by Hervé Niquet and directed by Joachim Schloemer with the participation of Le Concert Spirituel. This fantastical production will be revived at Opéra-Théâtre de Metz in January 2014 and at Theater Basel in May and June 2014.

Der Neue Merker

Frankfurter Allgemeine

neue musikzeitung


'Seek not to know' Mireille Lebel and Marc Labonette in Purcell's Indian Queen




Here are some reviews from the world premiere production of Die Frauen der Toten by Alois Broeder. The premiere performance February 2nd was recorded by MDR Radio Thueringen.


'Der Abend ruht auf den Schultern der Frauen - der niederlaendischen Sopranistin Marisca Mulder (Mary) und des kanadischen Mezzos Mireille Lebel (Margaret) -, deren Spiel ohne Uebertreibungen und vokales Forcieren auskommt.'



'Margaret dagegen ist ein lebhaftes und reizbares Temperament, und sie wird von Mireille Lebel enorm lebensecht gespielt. Nach der Begegnung mit dem Nachbar Parker, gesungen von Florian Götz, wird sie zu sängerischen Höchstleistungen herausgefordert. Die hohe Lage der Flöten unterstreichen das von ihr gesungene Hoffnungsmotiv, das in seiner Fragilität vergehen muss. Mireille Lebel atmet geradezu diese Kurzlebigkeit ihrer Gefühlsaufwallungen. Sie ist stimmlich das Gegenstück zu Mary'



 Links to full reviews:

Die Welt

Die Deutsche Buehne


Neue Musikzeitung Online


Mireille Lebel as Margaret in Die Frauen der Toten



Here are some reviews and photos from Mireille's role début as Sesto in Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto on November 3rd. This magnificent production was staged by Stephen Lawless, conducted by the Samuel Baechli, and designed by Gideon Davey.


‘One really can't get enough of these voices.  Already wonderful in Handel's Agrippina in Erfurt in 2010, now Julia Neumann und Mireille Lebel are even better. And thanks to Stephen Lawless avoiding staging against the music, but rather knowing when the events on stage have to find sincerity and calmness, they can celebrate the real beauty of their arias... Remorse has never sounded as heartbreaking as in Lebel's mezzo arias.’ Thüringische Landeszeitung (Translated from German) Full review


Full review from the Thüringer Allgemeine


Full review from Theater Pur



 L'angue offeso mai riposa


 La giustizia ha già sull'arco (with Denis Lakey, right)