Hailed as the “the new voice of opera” with “silky high notes and a voluptuous medium”, soprano Julie Fuchs has established herself as one the most versatile musical artists of our time; dazzling audiences across the world’s premiere opera houses and concert halls. She began her musical and theatrical training in Avignon and graduated with honours from the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. She was second prize winner at Operalia in 2013 and was awarded two Victoires de Musique prizes in 2012 and 2014.
In the 2017/18 season, Julie made an eagerly-awaited debut as Guinia Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real Madrid, returned to the Opéra de Paris as Nanetta Falstaff and made her debut as Comtesse Adèle in Opéra Comique’s new production of Le Comte Ory. She also made a highly successful role debut as the title role L’incoronazione di Poppea at Opernhaus Zurich and returned to Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to reprise her acclaimed portrayal of Morgana Alcina.
Operatic highlights of previous seasons include Marie La fille du regiment at the Wiener Staatsoper, Leïla Les pêcheurs de perles at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (a recording of which was released on the Pentatone label in early 2018), Zerlina Don Giovanni at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Esther Trompe-la-mort and la Folie in Rameau’s Platée at Opéra de Paris, Musetta La boheme at the Bayerische Staatsoper and both the Countess of Folleville Il viaggio a Reims and Angelica Orlando for Opernhaus Zürich. On the concert platform, Julie’s recent engagements include an American concert at Choregies d’Orange, Mozart Great Mass in C Minor at Salzburg Festival, her debut at the BBC Proms 2016 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a concert at the Philharmonie Berlin with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester.
In the 2018/19 season, Julie will appear in two new productions; as Fiorilla Il turco in Italia at Opernhaus Zürich and as Eurydice Orphée aux enfers at the Opéra Grand Avignon. She will also make her role debut as Eva in the rarely performed opera La morte d’Abel by Caldara at Salzburg Whitsun Festival. Other concert highlights include solo recitals at the Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre de l’Athénée in Paris, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Opéra de Versailles, Opéra du Rhin, and Opéra national de Bordeaux, as well as Carmina Burana with the Orchestre national de Bordeaux Aquitaine and a gala concert at Salzburg Whitsun Festival.
Julie’s 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. Her next album, featuring Orchestre national d’Île-de-France will be released in 2019 which she will showcase in a European tour that summer.