Ms. Fox collaborates regularly with living composers and has premiered works by David Evan Thomas, Rodney Sharman, Libby Larsen, MC Warwick, Paul English, Dylan Schneider, Joel Love, Kinley Lange, and Kyle Boatwright. She created the heroine role in Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lewis Spratlan’s multimedia opera Architect, which has been screened at festivals in New York and Chicago, and was released through Navona Records.
While earning her degree in music at Amherst College, soprano Julia Fox apprenticed with the Brentano String Quartet and the Peabody Trio, and was subsequently a fellow with Da Camera of Houston’s Young Artist Program. She now enjoys an active career as a chamber musician, performing with organizations including the Banff Centre, A Prairie Home Companion at Sea, Subtilitas, enCANTA Collective, SongFest, Foundation for Modern Music, Grace Song Inc., Imperial Arts, and Greenbriar Consortium.
Building on broad experience performing new and standard repertoire, Ms. Fox seeks to initiate collaboration across traditional boundaries. She recently wrote and co-directed A Scientific Operatic Explosion, a multidisciplinary collaboration between Da Camera, Young Audiences of Houston and second graders at Lovett Elementary School, who performed the piece. She has curated concerts in partnership with Avant Garden, Music at St. Philip, Lenten Concerts at St. Luke’s, and the Channing Concert Series. Her work often pairs innovative programs with exhibitions at art museums, including Mead Art Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and, in her native Houston, the Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Russian Cultural Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
On the operatic stage, Ms. Fox has performed with Houston Grand Opera, Empire Opera, Tapestry Players, and Opera Leggera. She sings primarily coloratura repertoire, including appearances as Cunegonde (Candide), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Micaëla (Carmen), Feu (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Ariel (The Tempest), Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), and Adele (Die Fledermaus).
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
John Cage’s #43 from Songbook – Live performance – May 2013
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.