Regula Mühlemann was born in Adligenswil near Lucerne and studied at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with Prof. Barbara Locher. The young soprano gained her first experience on the opera stage at an early age at the Lucerne Theater. Subsequent engagements took her to the Teatro La Fenice in Venice as Despina (Così fan tutte), to the Zurich Opera House and to the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, where she sang Giannetta in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.
Regula Mühlemann is an exclusive artist of Sony Classical and released her latest album Cleopatra - Baroque Arias (2017) after Mozart Arias (2016).
In summer 2012, she made her debut as Young Papagena in the opera The Labyrinth by P. v. Winter at the Salzburg Festival. In the 2016/17 season, after a concert tour with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Regula Mühlemann was heard in concerts at the Tonhalle Zurich, the KKL Lucerne and the Frauenkirche in Dresden, among others. She has also made her debut in the United States with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Manfred Honeck.
Other highlights of her career include Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the musical direction of Daniele Gatti, as well as concert performances of Mozart's La clemenza di Tito at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in which Regula Mühlemann sang the role of Servilia alongside Joyce di Donato and Sonya Yoncheva. At the beginning of the 2015/16 season, Regula Mühlemann appeared in Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor and as Zerlina (Don Giovanni) in a concert performance alongside Erwin Schrott at the Yehudi Menuhin Festival Gstaad. This was followed by further concerts, including with the Basel Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the RIAS and Dresden Chamber Choirs, and a new staged production of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. In addition, Regula Mühlemann has already made guest appearances at De Nederlandse Opera as Papagena in Mozart's Magic Flute, as Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) at the Teatro Regio in Turin, and has given numerous concerts, including at the Verbier Festival (Il Re pastore), at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden and in Zermatt, where she appeared on stage with the Scharoun Ensemble.
Regula Mühlemann is also distinguished by her active concert career. She has performed many standard works of the classical concert literature from baroque to modern in Europe and in South America. She has worked with conductors such as Nello Santi, Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Pablo Heras-Casado, Ivor Bolton, Ingo Metzmacher, Pinchas Steinberg, Gianandrea Noseda and Václav Luks. She is also a regular guest at the Lucerne Festival. Regula Mühlemann was a finalist in the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes in Geneva and has received numerous prizes, including a scholarship from the Friedl Wald Foundation, the Migros Kulturprozent, the Elvira Lüthi Wegmann Foundation, the Armin Weltner and the Jmanuel and Evamaria Schenk Foundation. In 2015, she was a finalist in the Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
Fairy TalesArtists Regula Mühlemann
Release Date: 10/07/2022
The Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann has received high international praise for all her past albums: "A voice as bright as a bell, clear, beautiful in sound, rich in colour, and conducted with ease," said Opernwelt, and "How enchantingly beautiful the voice sounds, as if made of a gold and silver alloy..." praised Fono Forum. Mühlemann recently thrilled audiences and the press at the renowned Salzburger Festspiele in the role of "Pamina:" "she surpassed all others..." wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung enthusiastically.
For her album Fair Tales Regula Mühlemann has developed a special concept: She has selected musically "enchanting" pieces that take the listener into the world of fairies, elves and witches. Together with the Swiss chamber orchestra CHAARTS Chamber Artists, she spans a wide range from early Baroque to Romanticism and classical modernism and slips into various fairy-like guises: as a nymph in Monteverdi's heartbreaking Lamento della Ninfa, she laments her tragic love, while in Verdi's opera Falstaff, Nannetta, disguised as a fairy queen, powerfully summons an army of air and water spirits to her. Two works by English composers inspired by Shakespeare also take the listener into the realm of fairy tales: Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen (O let me weep ever, ever weep (The Plaint), Turn then thine eyes) and Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream (Be kind and courteous, Come, now a roundel). But also Nordic sagas are brought to life by Regula Mühlemann's voice. Not only angry trolls and demons, but also a number of enchantingly tender vocal pieces such as Solveig's Song can be heard in Edvard Grieg's composition of Henrik Ibsen's verse drama Peer Gynt. Other fantastic pieces include excerpts from Jacques Offenbach's great opera Die Rheinnixen in which the Barcarole, later reused in Hoffmann's Tales, achieved world fame, but also from Jules Massenet's Cinderella opera Cendrillon. The special arrangements of the pieces for the CHAARTS Chamber Orchestra, in which each instrument is played only once, give works by Dvořák, Grieg and Britten which were originally composed for larger orchestras, a unique new and transparent sound.
Fairy Tales is an album of "magical" music, full of wonderful stories.