About this Artist
French-Canadian mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne has been acclaimed for the agility and expressive power of her dark-hued mezzo-soprano in a wide repertoire, with a special focus on the music of Mozart and Rossini. Of her performances in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, The New York Times raved, “Julie Boulianne made Angelina a girl of honesty and spirit, ready to battle for her right to go to the ball and to forgive her obnoxious family. Her warm, flexible mezzo came into its own in her final, triumphant rondo.”
In the 2019-2020 season, Julie Boulianne will perform with the Royal Opera House on tour in Japan, performing Siébel in Faust, the title role in Mignon with Oper Frankfurt, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier for a new production with La Monnaie de Munt in Brussels, Robin-Luron in Laurent Pelly’s production of Le Roi Carotte with Opéra de Lyon and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Vancouver Opera. On the concert stage, she will perform the Duruflé and Fauré Requiems with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Les Violons du Roy, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Orchestre Metropolitain in Montréal and Ottawa.
A graduate of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, Julie Boulianne won the First Prize in both the Canadian Music Competition and the Joy of Singing Competition in New York. She has been awarded the International Vocal Arts Institute’s Silverman Prize, and in 2007, the Prix de la Chambre des Directeurs for Most Promising Career at the Concours International de Chant de Montréal.