Julia katherine Walsh

Julia katherine Walsh

Coloratura Soprano

Complete technical perfection is only found through true emotional connection, which is what I strive to achieve, every time I sing.
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2015Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailKonstanze
2015Loewe: My Fair LadyEliza Doolittle
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2012Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailKonstanze
2011Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2010Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraOscar
2010Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapagena
2010Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2010Purcell: Dido and AeneasDido
2008Too Many Sopranos (NYC PREMIERE)Just Jeanette
2008Offenbach: Orphée aux enfersDiana


American Coloratura Julia Katherine Walsh has garnered critical acclaim in opera, concert and recital performances in Germany and the USA.  She is best known for her interpretations of the works of Strauss, Mozart and 20th Century American composers, especially for her portrayals of Zerbinetta, Queen of the Night, and Konstanze. Her incisive and believable characterization, combined with a brilliant and agile instrument, allow Julia to deliver performances which delight both audiences and critics alike. This season she performed with the Freie Philharmonie Bonn in March in Luenen, Germany, and with the Ash Lawn Opera Festival in July and August in Charlottesville, Virginia.In previous seasons on the Opera stage she has performed with the Oper Schloss Laubach, Opernakademie Bad Orb, Center City Opera Theater, Bronx Opera Company, Brevard Music Center.  Julia has also performed in scenes with the International Vocal Arts Institute, Il Cuore Canta, Richard Strauss Festival 2014 and the Lotte Lehmann Akademie, and worked closely with such notable teachers and coaches as Gerald Martin Moore, Joan Dornemann, Brigitte Fassbaender, Ingeborg Hallstein, Sherill Milnes, Diana Soviero, John Norris, John Dawson, Anna Hauner, Janet Williams, David Aronson and Klaus Sallmann.On the Concert stage Julia has been a soloist with the Frankfurter Sinfoniker (Johann-Strauss-Orchester Frankfurt) singing arias from Die Fledermaus and various "Wieder Lieder" from Johann Strauss, with the Hunter College Choir and Symphony as Soloist in Haydn's Paukenmesse, with The Reading Choral Society and Symphony as Soloist in Faure's Requiem and Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore, and at Radio City Music Hall where she sang the National Anthem for Hunter College.Competitively, Miss Walsh was a 2012 Semi-Finalist in The American Prize's "Chicago Opera Award" category, and a Finalist in their "Opera (Women)" category, an Encouragement Winner in the 2010 CareerBridges Competition, Finalist in the 2009 Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition, the 2010 Kennett Symphony of Chester County's Young Artist Competition, and a Semi-Finalist in the 2009 Orpheus Vocal Competition, 2010 North East Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Joy In Singing auditions in New York City.  Julia was also the winner of the 2006 Reading Choral Society's Young Artist Competition.Julia has been quite thankful to receive grants and scholarships from The Joyce Dutka Foundation for the Arts, The Berks County Community Foundation, the International Vocal Arts Institute, CareerBridges, The Reading Musical Foundation, The Reading Choral Society, The Brevard Music Center, Westminster Choir College, The National Association of Teachers of Singing, Hunter College of The City University of New York, The American Association of University Women and the P.E.O. Women's Club.  Julia was also a performing member with the Professional Women Singers Association of New York City from 2009 until 2013.An alumna of The Berks Classical Children's Chorus in Reading, Pennsylvania, where she developed her love of singing, Julia went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College and her Master's Degree in Voice Performance from Hunter College.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail Konstanze 24 hours Freie Philharmonie Bonn 2015
Loewe: My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle 24 hours Ash Lawn Opera Festival (Charlottesville) 2015
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht Immediately Junge Oper Detmold 2013
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail Konstanze 24 hours Oper Schloss Laubach 2012
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rosina 1 week Opernakademie Bad Orb 2011