Hailed as the “the new voice of opera” with “silky high notes and a voluptuous middle voice”, French 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.
Her 2019/20 season begins in Paris with the roles of Fatima and Emilie in the new production of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes, followed by a return to Opernhaus Zürich for her role debut as Norina in a new production of Don Pasquale. She remains in Zürich for another role debut as Zdenka as she ventures into German repertoire in Strauss’s Arabella. Yet another role debut comes next, this time at the Wiener Staatsoper as Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Julie’s season ends at the Opéra national de Paris as Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème.
Operatic highlights of previous seasons include Marie in La fille du regiment at the Wiener Staatsoper, Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (a recording of which was released on the Pentatone label in early 2018), Comtesse Adèle in Le Comte Ory at Opéra Comique, Guinia in Lucio Silla at Teatro Real Madrid, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Musetta in La boheme at the Bayerische Staatsoper, la Folie in Rameau’s Platée and Esther in Trompe-la-mortat Opéra de Paris, the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Fiorilla in Il turco in Italia, Countess of Folleville in Il viaggio à Reims, and Angelica in Orlando at Opernhaus Zurich. On the concert platform, Julie’s recent engagements include an American concert at Choregies d’Orange, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and La morte d’Abel at Salzburg Festivals, her debut at the BBC Proms 2016 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a concert at the Philharmonie Berlin with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester.
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 latest album, Mademoiselle, featuring Orchestre national d'Île-de-France was released in February 2019 to critical acclaim. Hailed as a “pioneer” (France Musique) for her use of social media, she can be found @juliefuchssoprano on instagram, facebook and twitter.