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‘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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06.2014

Mireille will sing her first Olga in Eugene Onegin on June 7th at Theater Erfurt. Further performances to follow June 13th and 20th 2014. Directed by Hermann Schneider and conducted by Juri Lebedev.

 

 Mireille Lebel as Olga with Ilia Papandreou as Tatyana (right) and Theater Erfurt Chorus



05.2014

Mireille is currently singing Zempoalla in Purcell's The Indian Queen at Theater Basel through to June 27th. Directed by Joachim Schloemer, conducted by David Cowan, and with La Cetra Baroque Orchestra. Below are reviews from the premiere performance April 30th.

 

 

Mireille Lebel as Zempoalla with Marc Labonnette as the Bearman (right)



The Indian Queen Reviews, Premiere April 30th 2014

 

'Ausgezeichnet sind die Solisten. Allen voran Mireille Lebel als Zempoalla mit ausdrucksstarkem Mezzo-sopran: eine grosse Saengerin' Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, 2. Mai 2014.



'Die Entdeckung des Abends ist aber Mireille Lebel als Zempoalla: Die junge Kanadierin verkörpert die stolze Königin – und Mutter Acacias – trotz ihrer Jugend absolut überzeugend als herrsch-/sex- und rachsüchtige Femme Fatale, ihr schöner und überraschend dramatischer Koloratursopran berührt. Ihre Arie I attempt from Love’s sickness to fly in vain ist definitiv der Höhepunkt des Abends.' Online Merker.

 

 

'Mireille Lebel eine koloraturensichere Zempoalla' Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 2. Mai 2014.



'in Kontrast dazu als Koenigin Zempoalla die reifere Mezzosopran-Stimme von Mireille Lebel, auch hell und fokussiert, aber mit einem erotisierenden Vibrato und leicht eingedunkelter Mittellage' deropernfreund.de, 1. Mai 2014.



'Flexibel und stilsicher singen auch die edel timbrierte Mezzosopranistin Mireille Lebel' Badische Zeitung, 3. Mai 2014.



'Seine Mutter Zempoalla wird von Mireille Lebel szenisch wie musikalisch einnehmend gestaltet' Basler Zeitung, 2. Mai 2014.



'stimmlich souverän beeindrucken besonders Mireille Lebel als leidenschaftliche Zempoalla und Kim Lillian Strebel als anmutige Orazia.' www.landbote.ch



'Auch Mireille Lebels volltönendem und doch schlankem und beweglichem Mezzo als Zempoalla zuzuhören, macht Spaß.' Suedkurier, 2. Mai 2014.

 


03.2014

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!

'Comme la mise en scène semblait s’y prêter, le plateau est dominé par l’incroyable présence de Mireille Lebel, Erika à la voix longue, souple et joliment timbrée...' Resmusica



'Die interessante Figur der klugen, aber früh alternden Erika sang Mireille Lebel klangschön und leidenschaftlich' Opera Lounge

 

02.2014

 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

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01.2014

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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01.2014

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.

Resmusica

 

10.2013

 

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

 

10.2013

 

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.

 

06.2013

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

 

06.2013

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.

 

05.2013

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

 

 

02.2013

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.'

OpernWelt

 

'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'

Opernnetz

 

 Links to full reviews:

Die Welt

Die Deutsche Buehne

theater:pur

Neue Musikzeitung Online

 


Mireille Lebel as Margaret in Die Frauen der Toten

 

11.2012

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)

 

 


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