Julia Rutigliano, Mezzo-soprano back/zurück
Born in Würzburg, mezzo - soprano Julia Rutigliano studied with Prof. Daphne Evangelatos at the Academy of Music and Theatre Munich and the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding. She graduated in 2005 with honours and was then committed to the Opera Studio of the Staatstheater Nürnberg.
During her studies she sang roles such as the Fox in Janáčeks Cunning little Vixen, Helena in Offenbachs Die schöne Helena, Beatrice in Berlioz’ Beatrice and Benedikt and Donna Elvira in Mozarts Don Giovanni, a role wich she has performed in other several productions including Braunschweig and Nürnberg.
Recently she made her debut as Charlotte in Werther at the DNT Opera house in Weimar. Last year she sang Siegrune in Wagners Walküre at the Maggio Musicale in Florence and at the Palau des les Arts in Valencia, conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta and directed by Fura dels Baus and had great success with another Wagner role, Venus in Tannhäuser, which she sang at the Theater Bremen. Last summer she was performing Wellgunde in Rheingold and Götterdämmerung and Siegrune in Walküre in the production of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Wagner Festival, directed by Frank Castorf and conducted by maestro Kirill Petrenko. In April she will sing Brangäne at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, conducted by Zubin Mehta.
From 2009 to 2012 she was a member of the Staatstheater Braunschweig Company. There she was celebrated in role such as Olga, in Tschaikowskis Eugen Onegin, Suzuki in Puccinis Madama Butterfly, Hermia in Brittens Midsummer Nights Dream, Donna Elvira in Mozarts Don Giovanni, Aksinja in Schostakowitschs Lady Macbeth von Mzensk, Orlofsky in Strauß’ Die Fledermaus and Bizets Carmen. Last summer, in the Berlin`s Seefestspiele she shined again as Carmen under the direction of renowned director Volker Schlöndorff.
Her repertoire also includes mezzo and alto parts in oratorio and concert fields. Contemporary composers as Adès, Glanert and Eggert enrich her musical work, wich she performed at the Theter Bonn, the ADevantgarde Festival and the Munich Biennale.
Julia Rutigliano won the 1st Prize at the 25th Robert Stolz Competition in Hamburg and received the Karl Böhm prize for the best Mozart interpretation at the Feruccio Tagliavini Competition. She is a member of the German Theatre Association and the Richard Wagner Association.