French soprano Julie Fuchs is one of the most exciting and dynamic singers of our generation. She has made numerous critically acclaimed debuts including Marie La Fille du Régiment at the Wiener Staatsoper, Giunia in Mozart’s Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real Madrid, Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Opéra de Paris, Musetta La bohème at the Bayerische Staatsoper and as the Comtesse Adèle in a new production of Le Comte d’Ory at the Opéra Comique. Julie also premiered the role of Esther in Francesconi’s Trompe-la-mort at the Opéra de Paris in the 2016/17 season.
A hugely versatile artist, Julie began her musical and theatrical training in Avignon and went on to attend the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. In her early career, she made her mark in roles showcasing her vocal and dramatic dexterity, including Ciboulette at the Opéra Comique, Morgana Alcina, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro at Opernhaus Zürich and as La Folie in Rameau’s Platée at the Opéra de Paris.
Ever expanding her varied repertoire, upcoming roles for Julie include Pamina Die Zauberflöte at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, title role L’incoronazione di Poppea, Fiorilla Il turco in Italia, Norina Don Pasquale at Opernhaus Zürich, Despina Così fan tutte and Emilie/Fatime Les Indes Galantes.
Julie has twice been a prize winner in the ‘Victoires de la musique compétition’ (awarded by the French Government for outstanding contribution to the music industry), firstly in 2012 for Best Opera Newcomer, and in 2014 for Opera Singer of the Year. She was also awarded 2nd prize at the 2013 Operalia Competition in Verona.
Her discography includes a recording of early songs by Mahler and Debussy and a disc of Songs for Piano and Voice by Poulenc both with Alphonse Cemin. In 2014 Julie signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, and released her first solo album ‘Yes !’ in 2015.
photo by Ugo Ponte
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