Columbus Symphony Orchestra Guest Artists

Dominique Labelle

Dominique Labelle has fearlessly plumbed the technical and emotional depths of music, turning in performances possessed of  “conviction without exhibitionism” (De Telegraf), that have “the audience hanging on every note” (Boston Globe). Recent engagements include Stravinsky's Les Noces with the St. Louis Symphony and David Robertson, Handel’s Messiah with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal; Yehudi Wyner’s Fragments from Antiquity with the Lexington Symphony; and performances with conductor Nicholas McGegan with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Gottingen Handel Festival, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Another favorite collaborator is Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer, with whom she performed the Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro at Teatro Perez Galdos in Las Palmas and in Budapest, Bach's B-minor Mass in Washington, D.C. and St. Matthew Passion with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and a Mozart Requiem with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall. This past winter she sang the lead female role in the modern premiere of Monsigny's Le Roi et le fermier for Opera Lafayette, conducted by Ryan Brown, in performances at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and at Versailles. Contemporary music credits include Shostakovich’s Seven Romances on Poetry of Alexander Blok; Britten’s Les Illuminations, and John Harbison’s The Rewaking (recorded for Musica Omnia). Her most recent recording is Monsigny’s Le Déserteur (Naxos).