Jessica Julin ’02 Performs with Philadelphia Orchestra
Soprano Jessica Julin ’02 will be featured in a November concert series by the Philadelphia Orchestra, singing the role of Magdelene alongside legendary bass James Morris in a concert performance of excerpts from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. She reports: “I will only be singing a short amount of Magdelene's music, but I am thrilled to have the experience.”
Julin recently won first place at the Giargiari Bel Canto Competition in Philadelphia, and has also won the J. P. Parkinson competition in the same city. This summer Julin made her European Debut as Giorgetta in Il Tabarro in Piobbico, Italy. After her time at IC studying with Randie Blooding, Julin earned her master’s degree at Indiana University; she is currently a resident artist at the The Academy of Vocal Arts. While at AVA, she has performed Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera, the title role in Vanessa, Agathe in Der Freischütz, and Freia in Das Rheingold. She has also been seen as Fiordiligi in Chautauqua Institution’s production of Cosi fan Tutte. Jessica has portrayed major roles with Opera Fresca of California (Micaela in Carmen in 2007) as well as her professional debut as Mimi in La Bohéme (Spring 2006).