Acadian baritone Dion Mazerolle received critical acclaim for his “fine, resonant voice, an iron fist in a velvet glove” as Lord Cecil in Britten’s Gloriana with Toronto’s Voicebox: Opera in concert.
Recent opera credits include the Mandarin in Edmonton Opera’s production of Turandot, and a début with the Canadian Opera company in the role of F. X. Lemieux in their powerful 2017 production of Louis Riel, which was also performed at the National Arts Centre and the Opera de Quebec. He also stepped in at the last minute to star in Handel’s Apollon et Daphne, with Festival Montreal Baroque.
Dion begins the 2018⁄19 season as Johann in Opera de Quebec’s Werther, followed by Germont in La Traviata, with Société d’Art Lyrique du Royaume, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Montreal’s acclaimed Ensemble Caprice, and in Kopernikus (Vivier) with Against the Grain Theatre, Toronto.
Operatic roles for Dion include the Mayor in Janacek’s Jenufa directed by Atom Egoyan with Pacific Opera Victoria, Dick Deadeye in HMS Pinafore with Edmonton Opera, and Dancaire in Carmen with the Opera de Quebec. In 2018, Dion sang the role of Avadoro in Manuscrit trouve a Saragosse (Evangelista), with Société de musique contemporaine du Québec.
Dion has appeared in concert with the Elmer Iseler Singers, (Bach’s Christmas Oratorio) and debuted with the Newfoundland Symphony in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. He sang the bass arias in a semi-staged performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Chorus Niagara, Christus (St. Matthew Passion) with Musica Orbium, and the bass arias in Bach’s St. John Passion with the Grand Philharmonic Choir/Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.