Singer Regula Mühlemann was born in Adligenswil near Lucerne and studied under Professor Barbara Locher at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The young soprano acquired her first taste of opera at the Lucerne Theatre. She's returning there between 2 November and 26 December 2018 to make her debut as Juliette in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette.
Ms. Mühlemann, your job entails a great deal of travel. What do you particularly like about being back in Lucerne?
Oh, I just love everything about Lucerne. It's my home, and family and friends live there. The Neustadt is a quarter where you can spontaneously meet for a coffee. Apart from that, the city is visually beautiful, what with the lake, the Reuss and the views of the mountains.
What would you recommend visitors do when they visit Lucerne?
I love being out on the water. I thoroughly recommend a cruise on Lake Lucerne, as well as walks by the lake. The Richard Wagner Museum is a lovely spot in winter, as well as in summer when you can swim. The Montana's great: you can go up there by funicular train for fabulous views over the city. And of course Lucerne has a lot to offer culturally, including great museums and what I'm particularly keen on: music! There are so many wonderful venues, what with the KKL Luzern, the Lucerne Theatre, the Schüür and the Südpol.
Where can people find you in Lucerne after a performance at the Lucerne Theatre?
We usually find a restaurant around the corner; there are various options, including the Bistro du Théâtre, the Ente, ...
Finally, which is your favourite place in Lucerne in winter?
The best thing is to leave the city and go sledging or walking on the Pilatus. That said, there's nothing more heart-warming than having a good meal out at, say, Stiefels Hopfenkranz, the Drei Könige, Bodu's, the Olivo, the Barbès...