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Julia Stuart, soprano, hails from Silicon Valley, California and is pursuing a Graduate Diploma certificate from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at The Juilliard School where she is a student of soprano, Amy Burton. 

 

This season, Ms. Stuart will be covering the role of Frau Fluth in Juilliard Opera’s production of Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Nicolai. This spring, Ms. Stuart will be a soloist performing a curated set of Spanish songs in Javier Arrebola’s Liederabend in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. This summer, Ms. Stuart will be joining SongFest as a member of the Professional Program. Here, Ms. Stuart will be singing baroque, cabaret, art song and new works through the newly appointed Composer Mentorship Program. Later this summer, Ms. Stuart will be joining Classic Lyric Arts in Novafeltria, Italy studying the artistry of bel canto repertoire.

 

In the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Stuart performed as a soloist with Juilliard’s Percussion Ensemble performing works by Grammy Award winning composer, Steven Mackey. Ms. Stuart performed a world premier of Mackey’s “Afterlife”. Ms. Stuart was scheduled to make her Donna Elvira debut in Don Giovanni with Prague Summer Nights and Amore in La Dafne by Marco da Gagliano with Mannes Opera (directed by Emma Griffin). Both productions were canceled due to Covid-19, but Ms. Stuart channeled her time into learning the roles of Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Ms. Stuart earned her Master of Music degree from the Mannes School of Music at The New School, where she was the recipient of the Provost Scholarship. In 2019, Ms. Stuart was invited to perform the title role of Eurydice in Pasadena City College’s production of Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach, directed by Maria Fortuna Dean. 

 

Ms. Stuart received her Bachelor of Music degree from The University of California, Los Angeles where she was a student of Michael Dean and the recipient of the UCLA Department of Music Performance Scholarship. Ms. Stuart participated in several productions during her time at UCLA. She was cast as the role of Lillian Russell in UCLA Opera’s production of The Mother of Us All by Thomson. Ms. Stuart also performed as a member of the ensemble in Cendrillon by Massenet, Così fan tutte by Mozart and I Due Figaro by Mercadante, all directed by Peter Kazaras. 

 

Ms. Stuart has participated in several masterclasses with esteemed leaders in the opera world today. These include: Barbara Bonney, Lisette Oropesa, Steven Blier and Anthony Roth Costanzo. She began her classical vocal studies in 2017 having had both dance and acting training. She trained ballet and contemporary dance from Westen Ballet studio and Veksler Studio, both in the Silicon Valley, California. She also trained with acting coach, Susan Woodell-Mascall, participating as a student in her program, College Audition Pro. Ms. Stuart continues her acting studies at Juilliard with Mary Birnbaum and privately with Broadway actor Nic Rouleau.

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2021.2022

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SOPRANO

CLASSIC LYRIC ARTS

2022

Classic Lyric Arts (Novafeltria, Italy)

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PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

SONGFEST

2022

SongFest

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FRAU FLUTH (c)

DIE LUSTIGEN VON WINDSOR

2022

Juilliard Opera

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SOPRANO SOLOIST

JAVIER ARREBOLA'S LIEDERABEND

From Iberia to Latin America:  A Journey through the Spanish Language

Yihao Zhou, piano

April 5, 2022

6:00pm

Paul Recital Hall

The Juilliard School

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"AFTERLIFE" by Steven Mackey (World Premiere)

November 20, 2021

7:30pm

Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Juilliard Percussion Ensemble

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2nd PLACE WINNER

GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY 

Gilbert and  Sullivan Society Scholarhip Competition

 
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Dove sono

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO | MOZART

Sanglots

BANALITÉS | POULENC

Per pietà

COSÌ FAN TUTTE | MOZART

Flow, my tears

JOHN DOWLAND

Jewel Song | FAUSTJulia Stuart
Tu che di gel | TURANDOTJulia Stuart
Come scoglio | COSI FAN TUTTEJulia Stuart
Morgen! by StraussJulia Stuart
 
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