Mireille Asselin

For OA

A singer deemed “a treasure” by The Toronto Star, soprano Mireille Asselin enjoys a diverse,

international career spanning concert, opera, and recital work. Mireille has sung five seasons at the

Metropolitan Opera, where her performance 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. Recent credits include Zerlina

in Don Giovanni at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at New

York’s Carnegie Hall.


This season, Ms. Asselin appears with Opera Atelier (Eurydice in Orpheus and Eurydice), Re:Naissance

Opera and Vancouver Opera (Eleanor of Aquitaine in the World Premiere of Olsen’s Sanctuary and

Storm), Edmonton Opera (Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni), and Garsington Opera in the UK (La Folie in

Rameau’s Platée). In concert, she sings Handel’s Messiah with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and

the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, joins Symphony Nova Scotia for a performance of Handel

arias, and presents numerous recitals across North America.

Et Cetera

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.