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Julie Boulianne



Julie Boulianne in action.
Julie Boulianne as Aloès and Hélène Guilmette as Princess Laoula in L'Étoile, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

French-Canadian mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne made her Royal Opera debut in the 2015/16 Season as Aloès (L’Étoile).

Boulianne studied at the Juilliard School and McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. For the Metropolitan Opera, New York, her roles include Siébel (Faust), Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette), Ascagne (Les Troyens), Kitchen Boy (Rusalka) and Diane (Iphigénie en Tauride). Other operatic appearances include Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict) for Théâtre du Capitole, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Annio (La clemenza di Tito) for Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Zürich Opera House, Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) for Opéra de Reims, Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust) and Miranda (The Tempest) for Québec Opera Festival, Fragoletto (Les Brigands) for Opéra Comique, Paris, Lazuli (L’Étoile) for New York City Opera, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) in Vancouver and New Orleans, Cendrillon in Marseille and Montréal, Elisa (Tolomeo) for Glimmerglass Festival, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) in Montréal, La Cenerentola for Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Festival and Pacific Opera Victoria, Charlotte (Werther) for Ópera de Colombia, Robin-Luron (Le Roi carotte) for Opéra de Lyon and Aloès for Dutch National Opera. Role creations include Cabaret Singer (Boesmans’s Pinocchio, Aix-en-Provence Festival and La Monnaie, Brussels).

Boulianne appears regularly in concert with leading symphony orchestras at Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the San Sebastián Musical Fortnight and the Saito Kinen Festival, among others, under such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Emmanuel Villaume and Franz Welser-Möst. Her recordings include Handel and Porpora arias for Analekta, Shéhérazade and L’Enfant et les sortilèges for Naxos, Lieder by Gustav and Alma Mahler for ATMA Classique and Poulenc mélodies, also for ATMA.