Hailed by Opera News as “radiant and riveting” and the New York Times as “beautiful in face and voice”, canadian-born Julia Dawson is in demand for her musicality and nuanced characterizations.
Ms. Dawson has been a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since 2017, where she has appeared as “Angelina” in La Cenerentola, “Goffredo” in Ted Huffman’s new production of Rinaldo, and sung roles in Rusalka, Dido and Aeneas, and Stiffelio amongst others.
Guest engagements in 2018 include the title role in the American premiere of Scarlatti’s Erminia with Opera Lafayette in Washington D.C. and New York City; her second collaboration with the D.C.-based French baroque and early music company. In a new production of La Bohème by Querido Arte | Ópera de Guatemala, broadcast on national television and raising funds for literacy in Guatemala, Ms. Dawson sang the role of Musetta, collaborating with conductor Nimrod David Pfeffer and director Mary Birnbaum. Melding early music with the Berlin club scene, Ms. Dawson joined Oper Kiez as “Piacere” in a new production of Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at Germany's former state mint located in Berlin-Mitte.
Upcoming concert performances include the world premiere of Girl in the Snow, a monodrama for voice and piano by American composer Scott Ordway, presented by Musica+, Mozart's Mass c minor KV 427 with the Vocal Concert Dresden, and a concert broadcast on German radio Hessischer Rundfunk HR2.
Ms. Dawson has been heard in past seasons at The Kennedy Center and Merkin Hall in concerts presented by Vocal Arts DC and the New York Festival of Song, HR-2.
A winner of the George London Award and the Anny Schlemm Preis from Oper Frankfurt, Ms. Dawson is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Rice University, and Oberlin Conservatory.
“Radiant and Riveting”
- Opera News