Young Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann appeared in three different roles at the Vienna State Opera during the 2020/21 season: as Blondchen in Hans Neuenfels’s new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and in her role debut as Adele in the traditional New Year’s Eve performance of Die Fledermaus. She sang her first Pamina at the Basel Theatre in December 2020. Concert engagements during the past season have included Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with the Salzburg Camerata under Giedrė Šlekytė at the 2021 Mozartwoche Festival, Bach’s St John Passion with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in St Thomas’s Church in Leipzig, an open-air concert with Rolando Villazón and the Linz Bruckner Orchestra under Marcus Poschner in the Upper Austrian town of Gmunden and a programme of songs and arias at the Boswil Summer Festival in Switzerland.
Regula Mühlemann’s recent engagements include Adina (L’elisir d’amore) at the Vienna State Opera, Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) at the Lucerne Theatre and Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos) under Franz Welser-Möst at La Scala, Milan. She has also sung Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Blondchen at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and Rosina in semi-staged performances of Mozart’s La finta semplice in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2012 as Papagena in Peter von Winter’s Das Labyrinth.
Regula Mühlemann is also in demand as a song recitalist and as a concert artist. Among the works in which she has been heard are Mozart’s C minor Mass and Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, as well as Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Dresden Staatskapelle under Mariss Jansons. At the Salzburg Festival she sang the soprano part in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Concentus Musicus of Vienna under Andrés Orozco-Estrada in 2016 and was the soloist at a Mozart Matinee under Ivor Bolton in 2019. That same year she made her Vienna Musikverein debut in Bach’s Magnificat under Philippe Jordan. Among other conductors with whom she has worked are Valery Gergiev, Nello Santi, Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, Pablo Heras-Casado, Pinchas Steinberg and Gianandrea Noseda.
Regula Mühlemann is an exclusive Sony Classical artist. Her debut album, Mozart Arias, was released in 2016 and has been followed by Cleopatra, an anthology of Baroque arias (2017), Songs from Home (2019) and a further collection of Mozart arias in 2020. In 2018 she received an OPUS Klassik Award as Young Singer of the Year.