Praised by the New York Times for her ability to turn from “strong and vindictive to melting and back in an instant,” American soprano Julia Wolcott is a student at the Boston University Opera Institute. Recent engagements include the Soprano role in Jonathan Berger’s opera, The War Reporter, at the Fringe Festival in Boston and the Aspen Music Festival’s premiere of Luke Bedford’s Seven Angels, in which Ms. Wolcott sang the lead role of Angel 1. In the 2016-2017 season she was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Eastern Region District auditions and a finalist in the Opera Index Competition. She made her Alice Tully Hall debut at the “Juilliard Songfest: Songs of Richard Strauss” curated by Brian Zeger. Ms. Wolcott performed as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Juilliard Orchestra and Westminster Chapel Choir under the baton of Maestro Gary Thor Wedow. In the spring she will sing the role of Vera in Boston University Opera Institute’s production of Dolores Claiborne by Tobias Picker.
Previous engagements include the role of Tulip in Bolcom’s A Wedding at the Aspen Music Festival and Giunone in Cavalli’s La Calisto at the Juilliard School. Ms. Wolcott performed in Dublin and London as a part of Iain Burnside’s Drums and Guns concert honoring the 1916 Irish Uprising. Additionally, Ms. Wolcott performed in live-streamed masterclasses with Maestro Fabio Luisi and world-renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe. She attended Charlottesville Opera as a Young Artist and the Castleton Festival. In 2014-2015 Ms. Wolcott resided in Vienna, Austria as she attended the Deutsch Akademie.
Ms. Wolcott has already emerged as a distinguished singer in competitions. She is a semi-finalist in the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition and also a winner of the first round of the Classical Singer Vocal Competition. She was a finalist in the 2014 National Opera Association competitions, as well as a semi-finalist in the national round of the Classical Singer Competition. She was the third place winner of the American Prize in the College Opera Division.
She recently received a Master of Music in Voice at the Juilliard School, where she studied under the tutelage of Edith Wiens. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University, where she studied with Jennifer Trost.