Julie Boulianne, mezzo-sopranoWinner of the Prix Lyrique Français, French-Canadian 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. Possessing a voice The New York Times calls “subtle and pure,” she distinguished herself in the role of Isolier in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory while still a member of the Juilliard Opera Center.

During the 2013-2014 season, she makes her return to the Metropolitan Opera singing the role of Kitchen-Boy in Rusalka alongside Renée Fleming. She will also appear as Rosina in a concert version of The Barber of Seville with Orlando Philharmonic. Ms. Boulianne will make her Carnegie Hall debut performing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington. She will also make her debut with Cleveland Orchestra singing in The Cunning Little Vixen conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. Other season highlights include performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Minnesota Orchestra and Colorado Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Orchestra Iowa and St. Matthew Passion with Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal.

A graduate of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, Julie Boulianne won the First Prize in both the Canadian Music Competition and the Joy of Singing Competition in New York. She has also been awarded the International Vocal Arts Institute’s Silverman Prize, and in 2007, the Prix de la Chambre des Directeurs for Most Promising Career at the Concours International de Chant de Montréal.