The 2019/20 season brings several exciting debuts for Regula Mühlemann: performing for the first time at London’s Wigmore Hall (with The Mozartists and Ian Page) and at Vienna’s Musikverein where she sings Bach’s Magnificat with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra and Philippe Jordan. She will make her house and role debut as Adina in Otto Schenk’s legendary production of L’elisir d’amore at the Vienna State Opera, conducted by Evelino Pidò. The season ends with her role debut as Pamina in a new production of Die Zauberflöte in the 100th Anniversary Season of the Salzburg Festival. In November, her latest album for Sony Classical, “Songs from home”, is released. Featuring songs by Schubert and by Swiss composers, she tours the album throughout Switzerland.
Elsewhere during the season, the “Mozartwoche on Tour” takes the soprano to the Philharmonie Luxembourg and to the Philharmonie Paris, where she performs with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Rolando Villazón. After her debut in 2016, Regula joins Piotr Beczala at the renowned Christmas Concert at Dresden’s Frauenkirche. The event is broadcast by the German TV channel ZDF. Besides concerts in Grafenegg and Vienna, she also tours with the Freiburg Barockorchester performing in Stuttgart’s Liederhalle, Berlin’s Philharmonie and Freiburg’s Konzerthaus. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s concerts with the Kammerorchester Basel in Lucerne, Geneva and Basel bring in the new year.
Further highlights include Regula singing Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) under the baton of Ándrás Schiff as part of the Mozart Week in Salzburg and the season continues with concerts in Scandinavia and at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg (Italian Song Book by Hugo Wolf).
Every tone internalized, every second convincing.
In past seasons, the young soprano sang Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) at Theatre Lucerne, as well as the role of Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Teatro alla Scala in Milano, with Franz Welser-Möst conducting. She gave guest performances as Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) at the Teatro Regio in Turin, sang Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) with Teatro San Carlo in Naples and Rosina in Mozart’s La finta semplice at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. She also sang Serpetta in Hans Neuenfels’ new production of La finta giardiniera at the State Opera Berlin, Isolier in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory opposite Ceclia Bartoli at the Theater an der Wien, as well as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with the Grand Théâtre de Genève (2018) and the Zurich Opera in 2019.
Regula Mühlemann has also performed several opera roles in concert: Elisa in Il Re pastore (Mozart) with “Les Arts Florissants” under the musical direction of William Christie with concerts in Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and with the Lucerne Festival. As part of the Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, she sang Zerlina (Don Giovanni). Furthermore, she sang Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées Paris as well as concert performances of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, opposite Joyce DiDonato and with Rolando Villazón in the title role. The concerts have been recorded and released by Deutsche Grammophon as part of their Mozart Cycle with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She has also sung Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro for them as part of this Series.
Regula Mühlemann can be seen in several films: in the feature film “Hunter’s Bride”, based on Weber’s Freischütz and in the film adaption of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. She also can be seen in Bernhard Weber’s documentary “The sound of the voice” from 2018.
On the concert stage, Regula Mühlemann has performed amongst others Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, Lobgesang by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots (Mozart) she performed under the baton of Alessandro De Marchi with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester in 2017. Regula Mühlemann was invited to perform Mahler‘s Symphony No. 4 with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Mariss Jansons with the Easter Festival Salzburg in 2019. Regula Mühlemann has been working with renowned conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst, Valery Gergiev, Nello Santi, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Pablo Heras-Casado, Ivor Bolton, Pinchas Steinberg and Gianandrea Noseda and has been a guest of the most prestigous concert halls in Europa. Her US debut was a tour with the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and Hans-Christoph Rademann in 2017, performing Bach‘s Passions as well as his Mass in B minor. That same year, she made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Manfred Honeck (Exsultate, jubilate) and sang Haydn’s The Seasons under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Philadelphia. Other highlilghts include performing The Messiah with the Kammerorchester Basel, The Creation (Haydn) under Ádám Fischer at Budapest’s MÜPA, Schumann’s The Paradise and the Peri with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the direction of Daniele Gatti.
Regula Mühlemann is an exclusive recording artist of Sony Classical. Her debut album Mozart Arias (2016) was not only highly acclaimed by the critics, but also awarded with the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik (Bestenliste). Her second album, Cleopatra (2017). was also very well received (“how enchantingly beautiful the voice sounds, as it were, made of gold and silver alloy”, “in summary, this recital was characterised by the musical imagery as well as by the discovery of a vocal and technical talent” Jürgen Kesting/Fono Forum). In 2018, Regula Mühlemann was awarded with the OPUS Klassik as „Newcomer of the Year “.
Regula Mühlemann was born in Lucerne and studied at the Conservatory of Lucerne with Prof. Barbara Locher. Her first experiences on the opera stage took place at the Lucerne Theatre and afterwards engagements took her to the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Despina in Così fan tutte), and then in the summer of 2012 she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival in von Winter’s opera Das Labyrinth. Regula Mühlemann has received numerous awards and prizes and in 2015, she was Finalist of the “Cardiff Singer of the World Competition”.
How enchantingly beautiful the voice sounds, as it were, made of gold and silver alloy…