Canadian mezzo−soprano Mireille Lebel grew up in Vancouver and studied music at the University of Toronto and University of Montreal. Following her studies she furthered her artistic training as a member of the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. In 2009, she was a winner of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Competition that earned her an invitation to join the Ensemble of Theater Erfurt. She is now making critically successful debuts with opera companies and orchestras in Europe and North America.
Last season, she sang the title role in Carmen at the Prague State Opera, the title role in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at Theater Erfurt, and made her début at Angers Nates Opéra as Ljubica in Ana Sokolovic’s opera Svadba. She sang Handel and Vivaldi Arias with Tafelmusik Orchestra and Rodolfo Richter, Vivaldi arias with Arion Baroque Orchestra and Enrico Onofri, Britten’s cantata Phaedra as well as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with I Musici de Montréal and Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the Messiah with the Kansas City Symphony and the Saguenay Symphony Orchestra.
Mireille Lebel’s repertoire also includes, amongst other, Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Olga (Eugène Onéguine), Fenena (Nabucco), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), la deuxième dame (La flûte enchantée), Angelina (La cenerentola), Orlowsky (Die Fledermaus), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Sesto (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Manja (Gräfin Mariza), Zempoalla (The Indian Queen) avec Theater Basel, Erika (Vanessa) with Opéra-théâtre de Metz, Dorilla (Il Tigrane) with Opéra de Nice, Annio (La clemenza di Tito) and Orphée (Orfeo ed Euridice) with Opéra Atelier, Idamante (Idomeneo) with Opéra de Tours, and Dorabella (Cosí fan tutte) and Concepcion (L’heure espagnole) with Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal.