Baritone Dion Mazerolle has earned a reputation in Canada, the United States, and Europe as an interpretive artist of the highest rank. An alumnus of Atelier Lyrique de L’Opera de Montreal, Dion has collaborated with internationally renowned conductors and stage directors, noted for his musical finesse and powerful stage presence in a wide range of opera and concert settings.
Career highlights for Mr. Mazerolle include the roles of the Priest and Father Stanislaw in the North American premiere of And the Rat Laughed by Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff (in Hebrew), Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and the title role in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. He has appeared as Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in an extensive tour of Eastern Canada with Jeunesses Musicales Canada and as the Villains in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann for a 28-show tour of Europe. He has also performed Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with Opera York and Zurga in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles with Montréal ‘s Opéra Immédiat. Other roles include Golaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at L’Opéra de Montréal, Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème with Orlando Opera, and Ferdinand in Hoiby’s The Tempest with Pacific Opera Victoria.
Last season, Dion Mazerolle received critical acclaim for his portrayal of The Fool in the world premiere in Le Rêve de Grégoire with Chants Libres in Montréal. He debuted as Lord Cecil in Britten’s Gloriana with Toronto’s Voicebox:Opera in Concert and reprised Pere Felicien in Evangeline at Opera-Theatre de Rimouski.
Recent and upcoming oratorio performances for this accomplished baritone include Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Haydn's Creation and Verdi Requiem as well as Orff's exuberant Carmina Burana. In 2014, Dion sang the role of Christus in St. Matthew Passion with King’s College Chapel Choir in Halifax, under the direction of Paul Halley.
Mr. Mazerolle begins the current season as Sciarrone in Opera Lyra Ottawa’s Tosca, followed by guest appearances with Aradia Ensemble in the Dublin Messiah. 2015 brings his debut as Herisson in Chabrier’s L’Etoile with Societe d’art lyrique du Royaume and his return to Voicebox to sing the role of the Father in Charpentier’s Louise.