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Julia Neumann (Soprano)

Born: Germany

The German soprano, Julia Neumann, grew up in Holland and Switzerland. She completed her singing studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory, followed by two years as a member of the International Opera Studio in Zürich. She also attended master-classes with, inter alia, Margreet Honig, Rudolf Jansen, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Peter Konwitschny.

Julia Neumann was heard at the Opernhaus Zürich in numerous productions, such as Anna in Otto Nicolai's Lustigen Weibern von Windsor, Adele in Die Fledermaus (musical director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Papagena in Zauberflöte and as Gianetta in Donizetti L'Elisir d'amore, conducted by Nello Santi. With the beginning of last season after three years, she moved to permanent engagement at the Städtischen Bühnen Münster in the ensemble of the Theater Erfurt. Guest engagements have taken her to Berne, Kiel, Zürich, Enschede, Leipzig, Moscow, and to Innsbruck.

Her repertoire also includes roles as Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Norina in Don Pasquale, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Olympia in Les contes d'Hofmann, Annina in Eine Nacht in Venedig, Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Marzelline in Fidelio, Pamina in Zauberflöte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Héro in Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz and Christel in Der Vogelhändler. She celebrated a big success in 2008 with the title role in Jules Massenet's Manon. In 2009 she made her debut as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor and Susanna.

In the concert area, Julia Neumann appeared with the Bachkoor Holland and the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam in several Bach projects and the Johannes Brahms’ Requiem. Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, she was traveling with George Frideric Handel and Georg Philipp Telemann program. In addition to classical works such as Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn and Mozart's Great Mass in C minor, she sings the soprano parts in modern works as Henryk Gorecki's 3rd Symphony and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

Julia Neumann has already worked with many renowned conductors including Franz Welser-Möst, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Nello Santi, Heinrich Schiff, Daniel Reuss, Peter Dijkstra, Jan Willem de Vriend, Jos van Veldhoven, Hans-Christoph Rademann and Rainer Mühlbach.

Source: Julia Neumann Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2009)
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Aryeh Oron (October 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Rudolf Lutz

Soprano

DVD: BWV 57, BWV 78, BWV 99, BWV 155

Links to other Sites

Julia Neumann - Sopran (Official Website) [German]

Neumann Julia (Verena Keller Artists Management) [German]

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