Mezzo-Soprano, JULIA POWERS, is an adaptive artist of opera, choral, and musical theater repertoire. Since settling in Tucson, Arizona, she has been featured as a soloist with the Grammy-Winning chamber ensemble, The Phoenix Chorale and the Tucson-based Helios Ensemble. She joined the Arizona Opera Chorus family in 2020 for their performances of Puccini’s beloved opera, La Bohème. Shortly thereafter she performed MUSETTE in Leoncavallo's La Bohème in concert with Passion Project: Opera!, a rising company for unusual works in Tucson.
Other recent performances include MISS TODD in The Old Maid and the Thief and LIVY CLEMENS in the world premiere of Harmony by Russell Banks and Robert Carl with Seagle Festival, JO MARCH & ALMA MARCH in Adamo’s Little Women with Opera in the Ozarks, the title role in Handel’s Rinaldo with Chicago Summer Opera and CORNELIA in Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Red River Lyric Opera.
She holds a degree in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Baylor University. During her time with Baylor Opera Theater she fell in love with musicals and operetta. Favorite roles include DESIRÉE in A Little Night Music and LITTLE BUTTERCUP in H.M.S. Pinafore. She also made her recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2018 as the vocal finalist of the Baylor Semper Pro Musica Competition.
Looking ahead, she will be a featured soloist in Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia with The Phoenix Chorale this October. She will also return to the Arizona Opera Chorus in Carmen during their upcoming 2021-2022 season.