Soprano JULIA FOX excels in chamber, opera, and new music, and has been hailed for her “vibrant” tone (Gramophone) and bringing “not only a great sound but high expectations for performance” (Marketing for Orchestras).

This summer she was a Stern Fellow with SongFest in Los Angeles and joined Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s Young Artist roster, where she played Betty in the world premier of Roger Zahab’s Happy Hour, performed Dodo in Merry Widow, and covered Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos.

In the 2014-2015 season she will appear as Cinderella in Cinderella in Spain by Mary Carol Warwick and Kate Pogue, and Angelina in workshop performances of the new opera The Pastry Prince by Mark Buller and Charles Anthony Silvestri with Houston Grand Opera’s Opera to Go! She will also be a featured soloist with Mercury Houston’s Christmas Gloria, a guest artist with the chamber music series of Greenbriar Consortium and duo series of 47 Strings, and will sing world and regional premiers of works by Stephen Bachicha , Libby Larsen, Paul English, and Martin Regan.

While at Amherst College, Julia apprenticed with the Brentano String Quartet and Peabody Trio, and made her operatic debut as Cunegonde in Candide. Subsequently, she debuted as Belinda in Dido and Aeneus with Empire Opera and as Ariel in The Tempest (Hoiby) with the enCANTA collective, both in New York. She then created the heroine role in Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lewis Spratlan’s multimedia opera Architect, which was released through Navona Records and screened at festivals in New York, Dallas, and Chicago.

A chorister with Houston Grand Opera, a soloist at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, and a recent young artist fellow with Da Camera of Houston, Ms. Fox has also been presented by the Banff Centre, A Prairie Home Companion, Foundation for Modern Music, Grace Song Inc., Museum of Fine Arts, Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Russian Cultural Center, Imperial Arts, Young Audiences of Houston, and Opera Leggera in recent seasons.

 

BERIO Folksong

La Donna Ideale from Luciano BERIO’s Folksongs – Julia Fox, soprano; Kevin Downs, cello; Meghan Caulkett, harp – March 2014

 

SCHOENBERG Herzgewächse, opus 20

Arnold Schoenberg – Herzgewächse, opus 20 – Julia Fox, soprano; Lara Dodds-Eden, piano – Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Centre – January 2014

 

SPRATLAN Dream aria

Woman’s Dream aria from Lewis SPRATLAN’s multimedia opera ARCHITECT, Navona Records 2013

GOLIJOV Lua Descolorida

Osvaldo Golijov’s Lua Descolorida for soprano and string quartet – Live performance – Wortham Center – May 2013

CAGE 43

John Cage’s #43 from Songbook – Live performance – May 2013

 

DENISOV Platchi

Edison Denisov – Movement 2 from Platchi for soprano, percussion, piano – Live performance – Russian Cultural Center – April 2013

 

CRUMB Madrigal III

George Crumb – Madrigal Book III: Nana del caballo grande que no quiso del agua  – Live Performance Rothko Chapel March 2013 – Julia Fox, soprano; Emily Klein, harp; Craig Hauschildt, percussion.