Soprano Julie Adams is 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. The 2017–18 season sees Ms. Adams return to San Francisco Opera in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, singing Freia in Das Rheingold and Gerhilde in Die Walküre. Additional engagements include her house and role debut as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at Michigan Opera Theatre and her house debut at Opera Idaho as Blanche in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire. This past season she returned to San Francisco Opera as Mimi in La Bohème, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Kristina in The Makropulos Case, and with Opera San Jose she appeared as both Mimi in La Bohème and Anna Sørensen in Kevin Puts’s Silent Night. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in July 2015. A native of Burbank, CA, Ms. Adams holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She was previously an Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera and a member of Merola Opera Program.