The soprano Regula Mühlemann, who was born in 1986, comes from Adligenswil near Lucerne and studied at the local conservatory with Barbara Locher. She became known to a wider audience in 2011 when she took on the role of Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz in the cinema production Hunter’s Bride, which was conducted by Daniel Harding. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2012. Sir Simon Rattle engaged Regula Mühlemann in 2013 as Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival; she subsequently performed the same role at the Opéra national de Paris, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and Dutch National Opera. She has appeared as Mozart’s Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Adina (Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore), and Adele (Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus) at the Vienna Staatsoper; as Echo in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at La Scala in Milan; and as Bellezza in Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo with Cecilia Bartoli at the Whitsun Festival in Salzburg. In the summer of 2022, Regula Mühlemann returned to the Salzburg Festival as Pamina in The Magic Flute. In the 2022-23 season to date, she has appeared as Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at Theater Basel, and as Fiorilla in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia at the Hamburg Staatsoper. She will also sing the part of Mater gloriosa in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony under the baton of Riccardo Chailly and will participate in a performance of Haydn’s Creation under Sir András Schiff in Vicenza. With her debut CD, Mozart Arias, Regula Mühlemann made the German Record Critics’ Prize list of best releases in 2016; she received Opus Klassik’s Young Artist of the Year Award in 2018, and she garnered another Opus Klassik Award in 2021 for Mozart II. Most recently, in October 2022, her album Fairy Tales was released, which takes us into the world of fairies and elves.
Lucerne Festival debut on 3 September 2013 in songs by Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, and Mendelssohn.