|Soprano Julie Makerov has won acclaim for her captivating performances internationally. Ms. Makerov begins the 2009–2010 season singing her first performances as Margherita in Boito’s Mefistofele with Oper Frankfurt. She concludes the season as Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer with the Canadian Opera Company.
She made her debut with Canadian Opera Company to begin the 2008–2009 season as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and returned to Toronto later in the season to sing the title role in Dvorak’s Rusalka, which she reprised at the Cesky-Krumlov Music Festival.
In the 2007 - 2008 season, Ms. Makerov made her international debut at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan as Lisa (Pique Dame), conducted by Seiji Ozawa. She then made her European debut in the title role of Tosca in Erfurt, Germany, followed by performances of the same role in Frankfurt.
For the Metropolitan Opera, she appeared as Gerhilde (Die Walküre), Lady-in-Waiting in Macbeth, and Mme. Peronskaya and the Shopkeeper in War and Peace.
During the 2006 - 2007 season, engagements included her debut with the Canadian Opera Company where she sang both Gerhilde (Die Walküre) and Freia (Das Rheingold). Ms. Majors then appeared as Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) for Sarasota Opera and Palm Beach Opera.
Engagements during the 2005 - 2006 season for Ms. Makerov included her debut with Seattle Opera where she was doublecast with soprano Jane Eaglen as Rosalinde in that company's production of Die Fledermaus, followed by a tour to Japan with the Met where she covered the role of Gerhilde (Die Walkure). Ms Makerov then performed the roles of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) for Sarasota Opera.
During the 2004 - 2005 season, Ms. Makerov performed the title role in Tosca for Sarasota Opera, and covered the role of Gerhilde in Die Walküre with the Metropolitan Opera.
After her departure from Opera San José in 2003, Ms. Makerov competed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions where she was declared a National Finalist and was featured in a Grand Final Concert with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the baton of Julius Rudel.
For the Sarasota Orchestra, she performed a series of Puccini arias, duets and ensembles from Tosca, Suor Angelica, Manon Lescaut, La Rondine and La bohème. Ms. Makerov was also named a winner of the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition during the 2003 - 2004 season.
William G. Guerri of CAMI: cami.com