Julie Boulianne

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

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. The New York Times said of her performances of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, “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 2016-2017 season, Julie Boulianne will debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in the world premiere of Philippe Boesmans Pinocchio, return to Théâtre des ChampsElysées for Donna Elvira, a debut role in Don Giovanni, make her house and role debut with the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse as Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict, perform the title role of La Cenerentola for her debut with OpéraThéâtre de Limoges and return to Opéra de Québec as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.  Recital and symphonic highlights include Chausson’s Poeme de l’ amour and Beethoven’s Egmont Schauspielmusik with the Bamberg Symphony, and sing recitals with the Tuesday Music Club in San Antonio and in Québec.

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Reviews

“But it’s French-Canadian mezzo-soprano Boulianne who is the one to watch – Rossini’s endless coloratura is a killer, yet she rips through ornamentation like a carving knife. Her voice has both sweetness and bite, with hints of darker and deeper notes to come, all boding well for meatier roles down the line.”

Paula Citron

Toronto Globe and Mail

“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.”

Heidi Waleson

The Wall Street Journal