Biography

 
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A hugely versatile artist, Julie Fuchs began her musical and theatrical training in Avignon. She then went on to attend the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, where she received first prize with honours in singing and quickly went on to make her mark in roles showcasing her vocal and dramatic dexterity such as Ciboulette at the Opera-Comique, Morgana, (Alcina) and Susanna at the Zurich Opera.


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, Opera Singer of the Year.  She was also awarded 2nd prize at the 2013 Operalia Competition in Verona. 


In 2015 she made her debut at the Opera de Paris as la Folie in Rameau’s Platée, and has since sang the role of the Countess of Folleville (Il viaggio a Reims) and Angelica (Orlando) for Zurich Opera, and Musetta at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich. 


This season, Julie premiered the role of Esther in Francesconi’s Trompe-la-mort at the Opera de Paris, Leila (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and made a critically acclaimed debut at the Vienna Staatsoper in the title role of Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment.


Engagements in the 2017/18 season include a return to the Opera de Paris as Nanetta (Falstaff), The Contesse Alèle, in a new production of Rossini’s Le Comte d’Ory for Opéra Comique, Morgana, (Theatre des Champs-Elysées) and Poppea, (Zurich Opera) and Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Hamburg State Opera).  Julie also makes her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid in September 2017 as Giunia in Mozart’s opera, Lucio Silla.


In addition to operatic appearances, Julie pursues a varied career, giving recitals with pianist Alphonse Cemin, recording with jazz heroes Giovani Mirabassi and Paco Seri and performing in musicals such as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Maria in The Sound of Music for the Théâtre du Chatelet. 


Her discography includes a recording of early songs by Mahler and Debussy with Alphonse Cemin, and a disc of Songs for Piano and Voice by Poulenc (Atma Classique).  In 2014 Julie signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, with her first solo album ‘Yes !’ released in 2015.