‘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 sings the title role in La Cenerentola by Rossini at Theater Erfurt. Conducted by Samuel Baechli and directed by Lynne Hockney.
PREMIERE December 21st 2013, Theater Erfurt
The premiere of L'incoronazione di Poppea at Theater Erfurt October 10th was a resounding success. Here are some links to reviews
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
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.
'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:
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)