British/American coloratura soprano Julia Sitkovetsky has forged a burgeoning career as an internationally acclaimed singing actress. Known for her superior musicianship and firm vocal technique, she is sought after for her ability to sing and interpret the most daunting vocal repertoire.
In the 2020/2021 season, Julia performed her signature role of The Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte at the Semperoper Dresden. Due to Covid-19, her performances as Queen in Barrie Kosky’s production of Die Zauberflöte and Waldvoge in Siegfried as well as role debuts as Elvira in I Puritani and Morgana in Alcina at Deutsche Oper am Rhein were canceled. Julia returns to Semperoper Dresden and Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Queen of the Night in the 2021/2022 season and debuts the role at the Komische Oper and the Hamburgische Staatsoper in the 2022/2023 season.
Recent seasons have included appearances at Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Le Feu/La Princesse/Le Rossignol in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortileges and Waldvogel in Siegfried, and at Semperoper, where she debuted last year as Königin der Nacht. This role also served as her debut with Scottish Opera and earned her an invitation to debut it at Teatro Santiago de Chile. Oper Hannover has featured her in Was Ihr Wollt and Der junge Lord. She sang her first Gilda in Rigoletto at Landestheater Linz.
An accomplished recitalist, she has appeared in concert at Wigmore Hall, on BBC radio, and with the Warsaw Philharmonic. The 2020 release of her CD of Rachmaninov songs with renowned pianist Roger Vignoles on the Hyperion label earned outstanding reviews. Music Web International said ‘...Sitkovetsky’s fluency and flexibility of phrasing are eminently satisfying...a remarkable achievement by an artist making her debut on disc.’ Her second solo album, to be released in October 2021 by Chandos Records, will be a CD of rare songs by Edward Elgar with pianist Christopher Glynn. As a part of the 2021/2022 season, Julia will perform a series of Shostakovich songs at the International Shostakovich Festival in Dresden and Petworth Festival in the UK with Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Iain Burnside, Yulianna Adeeva, and others.
Julia has been the recipient of numerous awards in Paris, Vienna, and the United Kingdom and received her training at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music. An exemplary artist from a young age, she made her operatic debut at the age of 16 in the Glyndebourne/English National Opera production of Britten’s Turn of the Screw.