Canadian mezzo-soprano Julia Morgan has a burgeoning career in opera and recital. She appeared as Dido in Opera on the Avalon’s Dido and Aeneas (2011); as Hansel in Opera Saskatchewan’s school tour of Hansel and Gretel (2010); as Carmen with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre (2010); as a member of Opera York’s Greek Chorus in the North American première of Ella Milch-Sheriff’s And the Rat Laughed (2009) and as Rosine in Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso with Highlands Opera Studio (2008). In 2009, she performed Elgar’s The Music Makers with the Toronto Choral Society and collaborated with Amanda Johnston as part of Toronto’s “In Recital” series.

Further performances have taken her to the Castello di Verrazzano of Greve in Chianti, Italy; to Victoria, British Columbia; to the Theater am Steg and Festsaal des Congress Casino Baden in Austria; and to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Morgan has received many awards, including the Johann Strauss Scholarship to attend and perform at the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, and was selected to study Mahler and Strauss with Dame Anne Evans at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, supported by the Canadian Aldeburgh Foundation.

Last fall Ms.Morgan had the honour to perform the role of Florrie, Rattenbury’s first wife, in the World Premiere of Tobin Stokes’ opera Rattenbury in the glamorous Crystal Ballroom of The Empress Hotel. The other lead roles were performed by prestigious musicians Richard Margison, Kathleen Brett, and Ken Lavigne.

Ms. Morgan just completed a Contemporary Song and French Mélodie study with prestigious faculty at the Vancouver International Song Institute. Julia had the honour of performing Canadian composer Dan Marshall’s new work Last Leaf, as well as work first hand with Jocelyn Morlock. Julia is continuing the trend of singing World Premiere works by performing the role of Lilah in Leslie Uyeda’s upcoming production of When the Sun Comes Out for the Queer Arts Festival. For further information go to www.queerartsfestival.com

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