Mireille Asselin

Despina

Così fan tutte
June 30; July 10, 13, 15, 2016

Mireille Asselin is a Canadian soprano in the midst of an exciting career. In December of 2015 she made waves by jumping in as Adele for opening night of Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera. The critics raved that she "stole the show" with her "crystalline voice" and "abundant charm", hailing it as one of New York's "most enchanting performances of 2015". This marked Asselin’s third season at the Met, where she debuted as Poussette in Manon in March 2015.  Asselin made her European operatic debut in 2014 singing Andromède in Lully's Persée at the Palace of Versailles, where she will return in 2017 for Charpentier's Médée. As a respected interpreter of early music, she appears regularly with Opera Atelier in Toronto and the Boston Early Music Festival, where her most recent roles have included Celia (Lucio Silla), Morgana (Alcina), Minerva (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria), and Euridice (Orfeo). She also sang the title role in Berenice at the 2016 Göttingen International Handel Festival. Closer to home, she has performed with Wolf Trap Opera in the roles of Thérèse/Tiresias (Les mamelles de Tirésias), Nannetta (Falstaff), and Frasquita (Carmen); Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Adele (Die Fledermaus), and Semele (studio show) with the Canadian Opera Company; and Phénice/Lucinde in Armide with the Glimmerglass Festival. Asselin’s recent concert credits include Carmina Burana and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Calgary Philharmonic, Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony, and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, in addition to a recital at Carnegie Hall with The Song Continues.