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Mezzo-soprano

French-Canadian mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne’s 2014-15 season includes her debut with the Dutch National Opera as Aloès in Chabrier’s L’Étoile, and performances as Annius in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Marguerite in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse at the San Sebastián Music Festival. She also returns to Vancouver Opera for a role debut as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus and makes her debut at New Orleans Opera as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. Orchestral engagements include a debut with the Toronto Symphony in Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Honegger and Ibert’s L’Aiglon with the Montreal Symphony, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, and Mozart’s Requiem with the San Antonio Symphony. 

Ms. Boulianne’s 2009 Naxos recording of Ravel’s Shéhérazade and L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Nashville Symphony was nominated for the Grammy award for Best Classical Album. She can also be heard in Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Kindertotenlieder on an ATMA Classique release. 

A graduate of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, Julie Boulianne won the Prix Lyrique from the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques, and first prize in both the Canadian Music Competition and the Joy of Singing Competition in New York. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut with this production of Missa solemnis.

(June 2015)