Mireille Asselin - Soprano

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French-Canadian soprano, Mireille Asselin, trained in Toronto, at Yale and on the Canadian Opera Company’s prestigious Young Artist Programme (2011-2013). 

Mireille’s most recent operatic performances have been as Zerlina Don Giovanni with Opera Atelier in Toronto, Garsington Opera and at the Théatre des Champs Élysées, Elena Paride ed Elena (Glück) for Odyssey Opera in Boston, Diane/Amour Actéon et Pygmalion at the Opéra Royal de Versailles and Zoroaide (cover) Ricciardo e Zoraide at the International Rossini Festival in Pesaro.

Mireille made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Poussette Manon, and had a particular success there as Adele Die Fledermaus.  Her other roles at the Metropolitan Opera have included the covers of  Valencienne The Merry Widow, Jemmy Guillaume Tell and Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia.  At the Canadian Opera Company she has sung Adele Die Fledermaus, Servilia La Clemenza di Tito and, at the company’s studio, the title role in Semele.

Mireille enjoys working at the highest level with opera companies that use period instruments.  For Opera Atelier she has also sung Susanna The Marriage of Figaro, Celia Lucio Silla, Morgana Alcina and Galatea Acis and Galatea.  For the Boston Early Music Festival she has sung Minerva Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, La Musica/Euridice Orfeo and Flore/Proserpine Couronne de Fleurs & Orphée, at the Opéra Royal de Versailles Créuse in Charpentier’s Médée and Princesse Andromede in Lully’s Persée and, for the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, the title role in Berenice. 

Mireille is an accomplished concert singer and recitalist and has appeared with many of North America’s major orchestras and festivals.  She is an acknowledged champion of contemporary music and has participated in a number of premieres and workshops of new compositions.  

Later this season Mireille returns to sing at Carnegie Hall for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, to Columbus Opera to sing the title role of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Venus in Rameau’s Dardanus at the Caramoor Festival.  


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