Julie Makerov – Soprano
Julie Makerov – Soprano

The Toronto Star declares “JULIE MAKEROV as Senta… was 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 singing in concert with The Pacific Symphony at the SOKA performing arts center and with The Verdi Chorus. Her previous engagements include making 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’s engagements also include returning to Houston Grand Opera in their production of Strauss’s Elektra, 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 Walküre under the baton of Patrick Summers.

Ms. Makerov’s other engagements include singing Sieglinde in Die Walküre 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. The award winning soprano also performed the role of Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer in Salzburg under the baton of Sir Ivor Bolton.

Ms. Makerov’s International career also include singing with Oper Frankfurt, in both the title role of Tosca and 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 also garnered outstanding critical acclaim singing the title roles in Dvořák’s Rusalka and Puccini’s Tosca as well as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Canadian Opera Company. In addition, she reprised the role of Rusalka in the Czech Republic with the Český Krumlov International Music Festival.

Ms. Makerov’s other notable international operatic engagements include debuts with Theater Erfurt singing the title role in Tosca, 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 Walküre, Macbeth and War and Peace, and toured with them to Japan. She has sung Gerhilde in Die Walküre 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.

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