Michèle Losier

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier distinguishes herself on international opera stages with her rich voice, masterful musicality and stupendous stage presence. Recently hailed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for her “great presence“ and “brassy voice“ combined in an “impressive Medea“, she appears in the world’s greatest opera houses.

The season 2016-17 saw Losier perform in the roles of Dorabella in Opéra National de Paris production of Cosi fan tutte. She also sang in Damnation de Faust with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Edinburgh Festival later in the season. Her concert engagements included Missa Solemnis with the Melbourne Symphony under the baton of Andrew Davies and a participation at the Aids Gala 2017, the 8th Festive Opera Gala in Support of the German Aids Foundation in Düsseldorf.

Michèle opens her 2017/18 season at the Opéra National de Paris in Cosi fan tutte as Dorabella, followed by La Cenerentola in the title role at Opéra de Lyon, she then returns to Opéra National de Paris for Benvenuto Cellini as Ascanio, and L’Heure espagnole as Concepcion.

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Reviews

“Michèle Losier (Phoebe) has an impeccable technique, which ensures a remarkable fluidity; the game scene [in Castor et Pollux] was quite expressive (especially in the third act, when she excited our spirits).”

Bruno Maury

Muse Baroque

“In the travesty role of Prince Charming, Michèle Losier’s full-blooded, confident mezzo is so good you wonder how theatres can ever justify substituting a tenor.”

Francis Carlin

Financial Times

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“And then there's mezzo Michele Losier, who as Cherubino delivers the dramatic/musical package that a true Nozzephile is looking for. Losier is the most convincingly male Cherubino I've seen …Her tone is strong and focused… Her "Voi che sapete" was strikingly understated, and her handling of the final ritard of "Non so piu" – one of the most touching moments in the opera – is divine.”

The Opera Critic – Michael Vaughn 

“In the title role, delightful mezzo Michèle Losier, in great vocal shape, perfectly mastered her part”

Carmen – La Presse – Caroline Rogers 

“In the title role, mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier has truly captivated the audience with aplomb and a real sense of nuance. In good voice, twirling from one conquest to another, her phrasing was elegant and timbre sensual.”

Carmen – Le Journal de Montréal – Christophe Rodriguez 

“Michèle Losier has the voice (superb breadth) and the physique of the role.”

Carmen – Le Devoir – Christophe Huss 

“The voice is clear, assertive, beautifully projected. The character, surefooted, is never a transvestite caricature, but comes through as a young and fresh role, a kind of particularly stylish and lively Cherubino.”

Berlioz – Benvenuto Cellini – Le Blog de Wanderer – 

“Michèle Losier brings a surprisingly rich mezzo to the trouser role of Niklausse.”

Offenbach – Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Gramaphone – Richard Lawrence

“As sung by Québécoise mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier, a more beguiling start to Act One than Mazet’s romance ‘Apaisez, blanche colombe’ is unimaginable. Possessing a voice of a type ever in short supply, ideal for rôles like Siebel in Gounod’s Faust—also a collaboration with Barbier and Carré—that demand both a measure of thrust and lightness of approach, Losier sings the romance enchantingly, her perfect placement of nasalized vowels proving that the correct production of these sounds does not require unattractive distortion of the tone. Losier makes no concerted efforts at sounding masculine, which is to the good as her timbre is so lovely”

Voix des Arts – Charles Gounod — LA COLOMBE (E. Morley, J. Camarena, M. Losier, L. Naouri; Opera Rara ORC53) – Joseph Newsome 

“Mezzo Michèle Losier sang her strophic aria with lightness and delicacy – a change from the matronly stodginess that often characterises singers’ delivery Read more at http://www.musicomh.com/classical/reviews-classical/bbc-davis-barbican-hall-london-2#xsurOTEBa1A8SCTI.99”

BBC SO / Davis @ Barbican Hall, London – John-Pierre Joyce 

“Davis’s theatrical sense of continuity brushed aside any questions of “When are we going to get there?”, and there could have been no more exquisite singer of the superfluous but lovely ode to first love and Shakespeare than mezzo Michèle Losier ”

Roméo et Juliette, BBCSO, Davis, Barbican – David Nice 

“Michèle Losier was a fabulous Béatrice. Hers is a voice that has wonderful roundness but also good cutting power to fill the theatre. Her plum-toned mezzo has good agility and uses the words fully to create the character and illuminate the vocal line. This is a voice that will surely fill out even more and I would certainly like to hear her as Didon or even Eboli in a decade or so. Her big scene, ‘dieu que viens-je d’entendre?’, was dispatched with good resonance, an attractive vibrato and the strength and resolve of the aria really came out through the voice. Deeply impressive. ”

Béatrice et Bénédict, La Monnaie – De Munt, Brussels – Operatraveller