French-Canadian soprano Mylène Bourbeau now lives in Paris after a Masters in music at Université de Montréal and a specialized diploma in French baroque music at the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles under the direction of Olivier Schneebeli.
Recent opera highlights include La Princesse L’enfant et Les Sortilèges at Hanoi and Saigon Opera Houses in Viet Nam, Olympia Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Brasov Opera House in Romania, Lakmé Lakmé for the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Toronto, la Fée Rosé Hänsel und Gretel, Ida Die Fledermauss and Peaseblossom A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the direction of Jean-François Rivest and Valetto L’Incoronazione di Poppea with Alexander Weimann.
In concert she sang Mozart’s Mass in C minor (Oratoire du Louvres, Paris), Charpentier and Lully’s Te Deum (Victoria Hall, Geneva). As a soloist, she has been invited for Orff’s Carmina Burana with Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal.
Well-known for Operetta in Montreal, she recently made her debut in France with the company Les Frivolités Parisiennes in Ce qui plaît aux hommes by Léo Delibes at Théâtre Trévise in Paris under Mathieu Romano musical direction, staged by Pascal Neyron, and in Lady Wincheston in operetta Yes! by Maurice Yvain, staged by Christophe Mirambaud at Théâtre de Compiègne, Trévise et Théâtre Saint-Dizier.
As an actress, she was Lisette in Le Jeux de l’Amour et du Hasard by Marivaux, staged by Adrien Popineau at Théâtre de Belleville in 2015 after a residence with prestigious Centre Dramatique National de Haute-Normandie.
In the upcoming season in France, she will be Antonio, and Comtesse Marguerite in opera Richard Cœur de Lion by André Grétry with the company Les Monts du Reuil at Reims Opera and at Théâtre Saint-Dizier. In February 2018 she will incarnate the role of Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Olaf Storbeck and under the stage direction of Damon Nestor Ploumis with the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar.
Currently, in Paris, she is in the lyrical operatic cabaret Créatures, staged by Sol Espeche in Théâtre des Nouveautés.
Mylene received a grant from George Cedric-Ferguson Foundation and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada.