Mireille Asselin

Last updated: June 8, 2023

A singer deemed “a treasure” by the Toronto Star, soprano Mireille Asselin enjoys a diverse, international career spanning concert, opera, and recital work. To date, Mireille has sung five seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, where she debuted as Poussette in Manon and has since covered many lead roles. Her performance there as Adele in Die Fledermaus under the baton of James Levine, was hailed by critics as “show stealing” and one of New York’s “most enchanting” of the season. She is a respected interpreter of contemporary and early music and performs regularly with leading orchestras and period ensembles in North America and Europe.

This season she appears with the Canadian Opera Company (Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro), Opera Atelier (Belinda in Dido and Aeneas), Edmonton Opera (Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater) and sings Zerlina (Mozart’s Don Giovanni) as well as Handel’s Messiah with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Recently, she has debuted at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and Garsington Opera in the UK as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, as well as with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris in Mozart’s Requiem, returning also to Carnegie Hall for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Mireille is a graduate of the Canadian Opera Company Studio, Yale University, and the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is a core member of the Mirror Visions Ensemble, a group which creates and tours innovative song recitals worldwide. Her discography includes solo discs recorded for Marquis Classics and Centrediscs, as well as Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with the Handel and Haydn Society on the CORO label. 

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