A winner of the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2015 George London Award, 2015 Elizabeth Connell prize for aspiring dramatic sopranos, and recipient of a 2015 Sara Tucker Study Grant, soprano Julie Adams has been praised by the New York Times for possessing a voice that is “rich, full and slightly earthy in an expressive way.” In the 2016 – 2017 season Ms. Adams will return to San Francisco Opera as Mimi in La Bohème, conducted by Carlo Montanaro, Kate Pinkerton in Madamda Butterfly, Kristina in Makropulos Case, and covering Princess Jia in the world premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber.
Last season saw Ms. Adams return to San Francisco Opera as a second year Adler Fellow with roles including First Lady in the Jun Kanako production of Die Zauberflöte, and Cesira in the world premiere of Marco Tutino’s La Ciociara. She also covered both the role of Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the title role in Jenůfa. Orchestral engagements included Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Contra Costa Wind Symphony, and a chamber concert with San Francisco Opera musicians as part of SF Opera Lab’s Chamberworks Concerts, with repertoire including Morgen! by Strauss, Previn’s Vocalise,Eternamente by Ponchielli, and Chausson’s Chanson Perpetuelle.