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 Mezzo-Soprano, JULIA POWERS, is an adaptive artist of opera and choral repertoire. Since relocating in 2022, she is quickly rising in the Los Angeles Opera community. She debuted three roles with Independent Opera Company during their 2022-2024 seasons; COUNTESS CEPRANO in Rigoletto, PRINCESS NICOLETTA in The Love for Three Oranges and ALISA in  Lucia di Lammermoor. She also made her Monterey Bay Area debut with I Cantori di Carmel as a YOUNG ARTIST SOLOIST in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. She returned to the company in April 2023 as the ALTO SOLOIST for their performances of Mozart’s Requiem

Ms. Powers is looking forward to her debut with New Opera West, The Opera Buffs Inc. and Mission Opera. She will sing ASSISTANT B in Womb With A View and COMMUNITY MEMBER 3 in Friend’s House in NOW's Spring Pop-Up Festival this season. She is now a roster singer and 2024 recipient of an Artist Development Grant through The Opera Buffs Inc. This summer, she will join Mission Opera as MARGOT in The Merry Widow: Madonna. A glamorous 80’s adaptation of Lehar’s beloved operetta featured in OperaFest LA, a week-long performance festival running concurrently with the 2024 OPERA America Opera Conference and World Opera Forum in downtown Los Angeles. 

Prior to California, Ms. Powers was based in the Desert Southwest. During that time, she was a featured soloist and member of the Grammy-Winning chamber ensemble, Phoenix Chorale, as well as 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 Bach and Buxtehude with Central Coast Chamber Choir, Salonen’s Karawane and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé with LA Master Chorale in collaboration with LA Phil, Opera Cecilia’s virtual Crossover Cabaret YouTube series, La Regata Veneziana in VIRTUAL RECITAL with Mousaverse, ALTO SOLOIST in Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia with Phoenix Chorale featured in the VOCES8 Foundation LIVE FROM LONDON festival series, VOICE #7 in Thomas Tallis' 40-part work Spem in Alium with Phoenix Chorale, 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.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Baylor University. During her time at Baylor, she  made her recital debut at Carnegie Hall as a FINALIST of the Baylor Semper Pro Musica Competition, and was named Outstanding Graduate in Voice.

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