Soprano JULIE MAKEROV was declared by The Toronto Star for her performance as Senta “…every inch the ringing life force Wagner intended.” As winner of the 2010 Dora Award, Canada’s most prestigious live theater honor, Ms. Makerov was recognized for her compelling portrayal of Senta in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer and continues to captivate audiences internationally. This gifted young dramatic soprano’s voice has been described as “Gloriously commanding” (La Scena Musicale), “Sumptuous” (ArtsSF.com), and “soaring” (The Oakland Tribune). The New York Times proclaims “Julie Makerov’s plush soprano voice and vulnerability were ideal for the goddess Freia”, and of her debut with Los Angeles Opera, The Huffington post wrote “Julie Makerov is triumphant!”.
Ms.Makerov’s most recent engagements include returning to Houston Grand Opera in their production of Strauss’s Elektra. Previous recent engagements include singing Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth with Opera Theater Saint Louis, and making her debut with Houston Grand Opera singing Gerhilde in Wagner’s Die Walku?re under the baton of Patrick Summers. Ms. Makerov’s other engagements include singing Sieglinde in Die Walku?re with the American
Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leon Botstein, singing the role of Chrysotemis in Elektra with Des Moines Metro Opera and performing the role of the Queen of Hearts in Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland with Opera Theater of Saint Louis.
In previous seasons Ms. Makerov made her debuts with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Los Angeles Opera, singing the role of The Mother in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, and Senta in Der fliegende Holländer. Ms. Makerov also sang the title role of Tosca with the Canadian Opera Company, and performed the role of Senta in Der fliegende Holländer in Salzburg under the baton of Sir Ivor Bolton.
Ms. Makerov’s International career also included returning to Oper Frankfurt, where she sang the role of Margherita in Boito’s Mefistofele, and to the Canadian Opera Company where she sang Senta in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. Ms. Makerov garnered outstanding critical acclaim singing the title role in Dvo?ák’s Rusalka and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Canadian Opera Company. She also reprised the role of Rusalka in the Czech Republic with the ?esky? Krumlov International Music Festival.
Ms. Makerov’s other notable operatic engagements include the soprano’s debuts with Theater Erfurt and Oper Frankfurt singing the title role in Tosca and performing in Matsumoto, Japan with Seji Ozawa’s internationally acclaimed Saito Kinnen festival. Ms. Makerov also joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera where she covered the roles of Gerhilde, Lady in waiting, The Shopkeeper, and Mme. Peronskaya in the productions of Die Walku?re, Macbeth and War and Peace, and toured with them to Japan. She has sung Gerhilde in Die Walku?re and Freia in Das Rheingold with Canadian Opera Company, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Seattle Opera and Sarasota Opera, the title role in Tosca with Sarasota Opera, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly with Palm Beach Opera, Sarasota Opera and Opera San Jose.