Seasons With Chorale: First
Degrees in Vocal Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and from UCLA.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I've performed as a soloist with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and with the Chorale, most recently in Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah.
Recent and upcoming roles include Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Mrs. P in The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, Micaëla in Bizet's The Tragedy of Carmen, and the title role in Gustav Holst's Savitri.
Other solo credits include Verdi’s Requiem (UCLA Philharmonia), Bach’s B minor Mass (Pasadena Pro Musica), Haydn’s Stabat Mater (Pasadena Pro Musica), and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy (San Francisco Choral Union).
NPR radio show From the Top, and the HBO Miniseries Masterclass, coaching with Plácido Domingo.
Highlights of your musical career:
I was a 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards National Semi-Finalist. I've also won awards from the Pasadena Opera Guild Competition (Second Place), the Pacific Musical Society Competition (First Place), the Mondavi Center Young Artists’ Competition (Grand Prize), and the Los Angeles Spotlight Awards (Grand Prize).
In 2011, I participated in the I Sing International Festival, a summer program designed to introduce western singers to Mandarin as a lyric language. While in Beijing, I studied Mandarin and coached intensively with Metropolitan Opera bass, Hao Jiang Tian. That summer, I made my debut at the National Center for Performing Arts with the China National Symphony Orchestra.
I returned again in Summer of 2014, when I made my debuts at the Hangzhou Grand Theater, the Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre, and the Great Hall of the People in Tian'anmen Square in Beijing. I've also performed in concerts of Chinese music at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall with the New York City Opera Orchestra, and in Paris at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. In 2017, I was invited to sing on CCTV for China's Lunar New Year Gala - the most widely watched television broadcast in the world.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
Find out more at www.juliaheronmetzler.com