Couverture du disque Temps nouveau.

Temps nouveau

Michèle Losier presents her first solo recital on the ATMA Classique label. “I was pregnant with my first child when I chose the songs for this recording. I felt simultaneously calm and overjoyed. I particularly remember the impression the lullaby Dors ami made on me; it deeply moved my maternal heart,” she says. Pianist Olivier Godin accompanies her in a program of French melodies by Gounod, Massenet, Franck, Bizet and Saint-Saëns.

Gounod

  1. 1.    Ô ma belle rebelle
  2. 2.    Le Banc de pierre
  3. 3.    Chanson de printemps
  4. 4.    Ma belle amie est morte « Lamento »
  5. 5.    Prière
  6. 6.    Où voulez-vous aller

Massenet

  1. 7.    À la trépassée
  2. 8.    Un adieu
  3. 9.    Dors, ami
  4. 10.  Crépuscule
  5. 11.  Élégie

Franck

  1. 12.  Le Mariage des roses
  2. 13.  Nocturne
  1. 14.  S'il est un charmant gazon
  2. 15.  Lied
  3. 16.  La Procession

Bizet

  1. 17.  Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe
  2. 18.  Après l'hiver
  3. 19.  Absence
  4. 20.  La coccinelle

Saint-Saëns

  1. 21.  Le vent dans la plaine
  2. 22.  Si vous n'avez rien à me dire
  3. 23.  L'attente
  4. 24.  Chanson triste
  5. 25.  Temps nouveau
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Couverture du disque Chants d'amour de Brahms.

Brahms | Chants d'amour

Predictably, though, I was specially delighted by the multifaceted mezzo of Michèle Losier. I found myself repeatedly and pleasantly surprised by Losier's incisive use of text and the depth and nuance of her vocal coloration.
- Opera Obsession

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Kimy Mc Laren, Michèle Losier, Pascal Charbonneau and Alexandre Sylvestre are the vocal soloists on this new recording of two of Brahms’ Romantic song cycles. They are accompanied on piano four-hands by Myriam Farid and Olivier Godin.

Completed in 1869, the first collection of Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52 became a great hit after Brahms and Clara Schumann performed as accompanists at the premiere. These 18 love songs for mixed vocal quartet and four hands piano pay homage to the city of Vienna. In 1874, Brahms went on to write a sequel, the 15 Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 65. Generally simple and concise, at times serious or cheerful, dark or luminous, these songs are all waltzes. Not all are for four voices, however; some call for one or two soloists, or contrast one vocalist to the three others.

  • Kimy McLaren | Soprano
  • Michèle Losier | Mezzo-soprano
  • Pascal Charbonneau | Tenor
  • Alexandre Sylvestre | Bass baritone
  • Myriam Farid | Pianist
  • Olivier Godin | Pianist

More details at Atma Classique

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Couverture du disque Roméo et Juliette de Berlioz.

Berlioz | Roméo et Juliette

On this new Berlioz SACD, the BBC SO and its Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death by offering as you have never heard them: the third symphony, Roméo et Juliette, and excerpts from his largest opera, Les Troyens; a 'magical revelation... that wrought shivers' (Bachtrack), in which 'one could feel the instant rightness of the sonorous imagery Berlioz devises' (The Sunday Times).

  • Sir Andrew Davis | Conductor
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Michèle Losier | Mezzo-soprano
  • Samuel Boden | Tenor
  • David Soar | Bass

More details at Chandos.net

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Couverture du CD La Colombe de Gounod.

Gounod | La Colombe

As sung by Québécoise mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier, a more beguiling start to Act One than Mazet’s romance ‘Apaisez, blanche colombe’ is unimaginable. Possessing a voice of a type ever in short supply, ideal for rôles like Siebel in Gounod’s Faust—also a collaboration with Barbier and Carré—that demand both a measure of thrust and lightness of approach, Losier sings the romance enchantingly, her perfect placement of nasalized vowels proving that the correct production of these sounds does not require unattractive distortion of the tone. Losier makes no concerted efforts at sounding masculine, which is to the good as her timbre is so lovely.
- Voix des Arts

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Following his award-winning recording of Donizetii's Les Martyrs, Opera Rara's Music Director Sir Mark Elder turns his attention to another forgotten masterpiece of 19th century French opera, Gounod's delightful two act opera La Colombe. He is joined by a superb cast led to two of the most talked about and rapidly rising stars stars of the opera world, American soprano Erin Morley and Mexican tenor Javier Camarena. They are accompanied by Canadian mezzo-soprano Michele Losier, French baritone Laurent Naouri. Plus one dove, and one parrot.

  • Conductor - Sir Mark Elder
  • Sylvie - Erin Morley
  • Horace - Javier Camarena
  • Mazet - Michèle Losier
  • Maître Jean - Laurent Naouri
  • Hallé Orchestra

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Gounod's La Colombe

Really excited that our new recording of Gounod's La Colombe will be released on 30 October. Here's Erin Morley, Javier Camerena, Michele Losier and Laurent Naouri with Sir Mark Elder and the Halle during the recording sessions ... http://bit.ly/1GK4IVS

Publié par Opera Rara sur 25 octobre 2015
Cover for the DVD Les Contes d'Hoffmann recorded at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Offenbach | Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Michèle Losier brings a surprisingly rich mezzo to the trouser role of Niklausse.
- Gramophone

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A unusually dark and sober production of Offenbach's opera where Natalie Dessay performs the role of Antonia, a young, physically fragile woman whose talent, singing, ultimately proves fatal to her. The automaton Olympia is sung by the charming coloratura soprano Kathleen Kim, while the Venetian courtesan Olympia is embodied by the sensual mezzo-soprano Tatiana Pavlovskaya. Michèle Losier plays the role of the loyal friend, Nicklausse, and Hoffmann's nemesis, who takes the form of four different characters, is incarnated by the French bass-baritone Laurent Naouri, with Hoffmann himself sung by the young American tenor Michael Spyres.

  • Conductor - Stéphane Denève
  • Stage Director - Laurent Pelly
  • Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Hoffmann - Michael Spyres
  • Olympia - Kathleen Kim
  • Antonia - Natalie Dessay
  • Giulietta - Tatiana Pavlovskaya
  • Lindorf / Coppélius / Docteur Miracle / Dapertutto - Laurent Naouri
  • Nicklausse / La Muse - Michèle Losier
  • Andrès / Cochenille / Frantz / Pitichinaccio - Francisco Vas

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Cover of the Faust DVD, recorded at the Metropolitan Opera.

Gounod | Faust

The mezzo-soprano Michele Losier brought a rich voice and impishness to the pants role of Siebel, Faust's student, who loves Marguerite.
- The New York Times

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Double Tony Award winning stage director Desmond McAnuff s production, hailed by the New York Times as rich with ideas and theatrically daring , presents Faust as an atomic scientist inhabiting a dark world shot through with Cold War resonances. Alongside Kaufmann, a typically gold-standard Met cast includes the phenomenal René Pape as Méphistophélès and the ideally-suited Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite. Star conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin draws an elegant, darkly textured performance from the Metropolitan Opera orchestra.

  • Conductor - Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Stage Director - Des McAnuff
  • The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
  • Faust - Jonas Kaufmann
  • Marguerite - Marina Poplavskaya
  • Méphistophélès - René Pape
  • Valentin - Russell Braun
  • Siebel - Michèle Losier
  • Marthe - Wendy White
  • Wagner - Jonathan Beyer

More details at Decca Classics

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Cover of the CD Duparc, Complete Songs, by Michèle Losier.

Duparc | Mélodies

She sings with passion and nuanced intelligence and brings real understanding to her interpretations. Her voice is full and secure through her range, even down to the depths of La vague et la cloche.
- allmusic.com

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Following the success met during the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium, Michèle recorded this exquisite recital alongside the great American pianist Daniel Blumenthal. A superb rendition of Duparc's lyrical and exalted songs.

  1. 1.  L'invitation au voyage
  2. 2.  Au pays où se fait la guerre
  3. 3.  Romance de Mignon
  4. 4.  Le galop
  5. 5.  Soupir
  6. 6.  Sérénade
  7. 7.  Chanson triste
  8. 8.  La vague et la cloche
  1. 9.    Élégie
  2. 10.  Le manoir de Rosemonde
  3. 11.  Extase
  4. 12.  Sérénade florentine
  5. 13.  Phidylé
  6. 14.  Lamento
  7. 15.  Testament
  8. 16.  La vie antérieure

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