B i o g r a p h y

Julia was born and educated in East Sussex. She studied at The University of York where she gained a Bachelor of Music and later trained with English National Opera under Mary King. Julia continues to study with the internationally renowned soprano Isobel Buchanan.

 

Julia performs widely in opera, oratorio and in chamber ensembles. Most notably with  Bath Consort, an early music consort.

 

Operatic roles have included; Belinda in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, Lady in Purcell's The Fairy Queen, Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Flora in Verdi's La Traviata, Cousin in Puccini's Madam Butterfly, Ellen Orford in BathOpera's award winning  production of Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten, Beatrice in Berlioz's Beatrice and Benedict, the title role in Janacek's opera Jenufa, Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme and Don Ramiro (as a travesty role) in Rossini's La Cenerentola with Red Earth Opera in Devon.

 

Julia has performed  the Soprano solos in all of the great Oratorio works including; Poulenc Gloria, Bach St Matthew PassionSt John Passion (University of York), a world premiere of a chamber oratorio about the life of William Blake written for his 250th Anniversary in St James’ Church Piccadilly London, Tippett A Child of Our Time, Handel Israel in Egypt (Canticum Chamber Choir), Britten Rejoice in the Lamb and A Ceremony of Carols (East Surrey Choral Society), Brahms German Requiem, Jenkins Requiem, Saint-Saens Oratorio de Noel, Haydn Nelson Mass, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Coronation Mass and Schubert Magnificat (John Ruskin Choral Society), Vivaldi Gloria, Dvorak Stabat Mater and Rutter Magnificat (Bromley Œcumenical Singers), J S Bach Cantata No. 140, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana (Bradford on Avon Choral Society), JS Bach Cantata No. 140, Mozart Missa Brevis in D, CPE Bach Magnificat, Bach Christmas Oratoio, Haydn's Nelson Mass, Jenkins The Armed Man and Vaughn Williams Dona Nobis Pacem   (Bath Cantata Group), Mozart Mass in C Minor and Dido in a concert performance of Purcell's Dido & Aeneas (Calne Choral Society) a, Brahms German Requiem (Chew Valley Choral Society) and many more.

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