Julie fuchs

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A “Buhnentier (stage animal)” (Musik Theater) with "a voluptuous timbre and virtuosic coloratura" (Diapason), French soprano Julie Fuchs has established herself as one the most exciting opera singers of her generation; dazzling audiences across the world’s premiere opera houses and concert halls. Winner of three Victoires de la Musique awards (including Opera Singer of the Year in 2021), and the second prize at Operalia, her repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music with a focus on Mozart and Bel Canto heroines. 
 

Julie’s 2021/22 season begins with a return to the Opernhaus Zürich in the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea. In December, she travels to Paris for her role debut as Juliette in a new production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at the Opéra Comique. In the spring, Julie makes her second role debut of the season as Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande, when she returns to Gran Teatre del Liceu. She then reprises her highly-praised interpretation of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Real Madrid. She concludes her season in Paris, with a reprisal of La Folie in Laurent Pelly’s whimsical production of Rameau’s Platée at the Opéra de Paris. In concert, Julie appears with the Orchestre National de France and Bertrand de Billy in a programme of Chabrier, Saint-Saëns and Debussy; in a baroque extravaganza with Zürich Chamber Orchestra and with piano in a solo recital for Inspiratum Antwerp at the Kanaal.

Julie has released two solo recordings: Yes! and Mademoiselle on Deutsche Grammophon. Her discography also includes a recording of early songs by Mahler and Debussy with Alphonse Cemin, a disc of Songs for Piano and Voice by Poulenc (Atma Classique), a live recording of Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles (Pentatone), and a studio recording of Aspasia in Mitridate (Warner Classics).

Recordings

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Reviews

Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro at Festival Aix en Provence, July 2021
Julie Fuchs, Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar Neumann

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Fiorilla il turco in Italia at Teatro San Carlo, Napoli, March 2021
Julie Fuchs, Carlo Montanaro

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Concert at Opernhaus Zurich, July 2020

Julie Fuchs, Riccardo Minasi, La Scintilla

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Archive Reviews
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Repertoire

OPERA

Georges BIZET

Leïla Les pêcheurs de perles

Antonio CALDARA

Eva La Morte d'Abel

Domenico CIMAROSA

Carolina Il matrimonio segreto

Claude DEBUSSY

Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande 

Gaetano DONIZETTI

Rita (title role)

Marie La fille du régiment

Lucia di Lammermoor (title role)

Adina  L’elisir d’amore

Norina Don Pasquale

Charles GOUNOD

Juliette Roméo et Juliette

Christoph Williband GLUCK

Euridice Orfeo ed Euridice

Franz LEHÁR

Missia Palmieri La Veuve joyeuse 

GF HANDEL

Alcina (title role)

Galatea Acis and Galatea

Cleopatra Giulio Cesare

Semele (title role)

Reynaldo HAHN

Ciboulette (title role) 

Frederick LOEWE

Eliza My Fair Lade

Jules MASSENET

Sophie Werther

Manon (title role)

Claudio MONTEVERDI

Poppea L'incoronazione di Poppea

WA MOZART

Konstanze Die Entführung auf dem Serail

Susanna Le nozze di Figaro

Giunia Lucio Silla

Ilia Idomeneo

Pamina Die Zauberfloete

Jacques OFFENBACH

Eurydice Orphée aux Enfers

Ernestine M. Choufleuri restera chez lui le

Francis POULENC

Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites 

Giacomo PUCCINI

Musetta La bohème

JF RAMEAU

La Folie Platée

Alphise Les Boréades

Emilie/Fatime Les Indes galantes

Giacomo ROSSINI

La Contessa Folleville Il viaggio a Reims 

La Comtesse Adele Le comte Ory

Fiorilla Il turco in Italia

Richard STRAUSS

Zdenka Arabella

Sophie Der Rosenkavalier

Gilda Rigoletto

Giacomo THOMAS

Ophélie Hamlet

Antonio Vivaldi

Rosane Le verità in cimento

CONCERT

JS BACH

Cantatas BMW 21, BMW 51

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Christ on the Mount of Olives

Claude DEBUSSY

Mélodies de jeunesse

Ariettes oubliées

Gabriel FAURÉ

Requiem

WA MOZART

Mass in C minor

Coronation Mass

Vesperae solennes de confessore

Requiem

Gustav MAHLER

Symphony No. 4

Lieder und Gesänge (vol.1)

Carl ORFF

Carmina Burana

Francis POULENC

Fiançailles pour rire

3 poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin

5 poèmes de Max Jacob

Robert SCHUMANN

SCHUMANN
Die Peri Das Paradies und die Peri

Richard Strauss

6 Brentano Lieder

Antonio VIVALDI

In Furore

#OPERAISOPEN - Follow on Instagram!

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In 2018, Julie launched an international project which set out to prove that opera is open to anyone who wishes to attend, regardless of their income, background, education or age. Although many opera houses have made great efforts to create programs which aim to make opera affordable to everyone especially in recent years, those who have never been to the opera still often feel that the art form remains closed to them and feel unsure as to whether opera is 'for them'.

 

Known as the “down to earth diva,” who came from a family of modest means with no background in classical music, Julie is the perfect ambassador for this project as opera was opened to her at a young age.

 

Julie uses her active presence on social media as a vehicle to promote this initiative. She does this by:

 

1) Posting content to "open up" the operatic process to her followers and the followers on the @opearisopen account, giving them a behind-the-scenes look, and answering questions in her posts and stories. 

 

2) Posting about the initiatives which dissolve financial barriers, educate or seek to include a broader public at each venue where she sings. (She informs her followers about student tickets, group tickets, senior tickets, last minute tickets etc.)

 

3) Holding competitions on her social media to win a pair of tickets. To by in with a chance, one of her followers must bring a guest that has never attended the opera. She then meets the winner, and shares their thoughts on social media about the experience.

 

4) Encouraging her colleagues and the companies where she sings to use the hashtag #operaisopen to spread the message that opera is truly open to anyone.