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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 making her Juilliard Opera debut singing the role of “Ma” Zegner in Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up conducted by Steven Osgood and directed by Mary Birnbaum. This summer, Ms. Stuart joined SongFest, an art song festival and training program, as a Professional Fellow. There she debut the world premiere of composer Sheila Silver’s "If Trees Could Talk", performed in concert with mezzo-soprano, Frederica Von Stade and composer, Jake Heggie and performed a concert of Schubert lieder curated by Graham Johnson. After, Ms. Stuart joined Glenn Morton’s Classic Lyric Arts in Italy, studying the art of the Italian operatic repertoire. There she made her Italian debut singing in the Tagliacozzo International Festival.

 

Last spring, Ms. Stuart covered the role of Frau Fluth in Juilliard Opera’s production of Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Nicolai. Ms. Stuart was a soloist performing a curated set of Spanish songs in Javier Arrebola’s Liederabend in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. 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. Both productions were canceled due to COVID-19. 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 Virgil 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.

 

Ms. Stuart holds degrees from the Mannes School of Music, MM, and The University of California, Los Angeles, BM.

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2021.2022

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Concert

WEDNESDAY'S AT ONE

October 26

Alice Tully Hall

Francesco Barfoed, piano

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Mrs. Johannes "Ma" Zegner

PROVING UP

February 15, 17 & 19

Juilliard Opera

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater

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PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

SONGFEST

2022

SongFest

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FRAU FLUTH (c)

DIE LUSTIGEN WEIBER 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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SOPRANO SOLOIST

"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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Mi tradì quell'alma ingrata

DON GIOVANNI | MOZART

                                    Non più di fiori

             LA CLEMENZA DI TITO | MOZART

The Trees on the Mountains

SUSANNAH | FLOYD

                            Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante 

                                        CARMEN | BIZET

Senza mamma | Suor AngelicaJulia Stuart
Morgen! | StraussJulia Stuart
 
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