|Di Giacomo, Julianna||Soprano|
|American soprano Julianna Di Giacomo recently made her Italian debut in the 2008-09 season at La Scala as Lucrezia Contarini in I due Foscari. She also appeared this past season at Carnegie Hall for the New York Choral Society’s Rossini Stabat Mater and Vaughn William's Dona Nobis Pacem. She appeared as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with New Orleans Opera, was a featured soloist at Lincoln Center’s Puccini 150th Birthday Celebration Gala Concert, singing arias and scenes from Le Villi, La Boheme and Suor Angelica and joined the roster of the Los Angeles Opera for its productions of Suor Angelica and Il Tabarro. Collaborations with the Metropolitan Opera include Leonora in Il Trovatore and Lina in Stiffelio.
Highlights of the upcoming season include the Pergolesi Stabat Mater in Rome commemorating 9/11, a new production of Don Giovanni singing Donna Elvira with Palm Beach Opera, featured recital artist with Opera Orchestra New York and Verdi's Requiem with Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
Julianna Di Giacomo began the 2006-07 season at New York City Opera as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, under the baton of Julius Rudel for which she was named New York City Opera debut artist of the year. Shortly after, she received additional plaudits for her performance as Leonora in Il Trovatore at the Caramoor International Music Festival. She has since returned to New York City Opera for Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, for which the New York Times praised her as a “definite vocal presence with a firm, vivid sound that should herald a fine future.”
In 2007-08 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Clotilde in Norma followed the next month with a spectacular Carnegie Hall debut as Lucrezia in Verdi’s I due Foscari with Opera Orchestra of New York and she sang her first Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Grand Rapids.
Her first major appearance in New York was at Alice Tully Hall, performing as the winner of the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition. Other awards include winner of the Leonie Rysanek Prize with the George London Foundation, third place in the Loren Zachary Vocal Competition, NYCO Richard F. Gold Career Grant, Opera Buffs Career Grant and winner of the Liederkranz Foundation Vocal Competition.
During the 2005-2006 New York City Opera season, she covered the roles of Jenny in The Mines of Sulphur and the title role in Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata and sang Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Other New York credits include: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle with the Caramoor Festival, Fiora in Montemezzi’s L’Amore dei Tre Re with OONY, VOX Showcase American Composers with NYCO, performances of Puccini songs with the Nilas Martins Dance Company at Dicapo Opera Theatre and featured artist with NYCO’s Richard Gold Recital series.
She is a graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, where she performed Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, also touring this production with Western Opera Theatre. She also participated in the Santa Fe Opera young artist program.
Columbia Artists Management: www.cami.com
|Buffs Performance(s):||1/21/07, 3/10/01, 5/30/98, 11/16/97|