Juliana Zara

soprano

The American coloratura soprano is a very enthusiastic interpreter of 20th/21st century repertoire. Recently she sang Wolfgang Rihm’s Ophelia Sings at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich as well as Olga Neuwirth’s Piazza dei Numeri with the ECHO Ensemble in Berlin. In 2021, she performed the world premiere Transstimme by Fabià Santcovsky at the Munich Biennale’s invitation as well as Singularityby Miroslav Srnka at the Cuvilliés-Theater/Bayerische Staatsoper with the Klangforum Wien.

In spring 2022, the CD recording Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Viktor Ullmann) has been released under the BR Klassik label with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and conductor Patrick Hahn; Juliana Zara sang the role of Bubikopf. She also performed with the Symphonieorchester in Göttingen, the Opera NEO and at the Boston Early Music Festival.

Between 2019-2021, Juliana has been a member of the Opernstudio at the Bayerische Staatsoper and sang roles such as Frasquita (Carmen), Philine (Mignon) and Mercedes (Schön ist die Welt) as well as Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III. Her repertoire includes the roles Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Blonde (Entführung aus dem Serail), Isotta (Die Schweigsame Frau), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and Chief of Gepopo (Le Grand Macabre).

Since the season 2021/22, she is a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. She made her successful house debut singing the role of Daisy in Paul Abraham’s Ball im Savoy. Furthermore, she performed Alice in Wonderland by Anno Schreier. In the season 2022/23, she will make her debut as Lulu (Alban Berg) and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.

Juliana Zara completed her bachelor’s degree at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she was awarded a scholarship by mentor Marilyn Horne. Under the tutelage of Prof. Anna Korondi, Juliana earned her master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin.

Current roles:

Paul Abraham Ball im Savoy (Daisy)
Hans Abrahamsen The Snow Queen (Princess)
Alban Berg Lulu (Lulu)
Leonard Bernstein Candide (Cunegonde)
Georges BizetCarmen (Frasquita)
Gaetano Donizetti
La fille du régiment (Marie)
L‘elisir d‘amore (Adina)
Don Pasquale (Norina)
Santcovsky Fabià Transstimme (Sie) UA
Georg Friedrich Händel Alcina (Morgana)
Joseph Haydn Il mondo della luna (Flaminia)
Franz Lehár Schön ist die Welt (Mercedes)
György Ligeti Le grand macabre (Chef der Gepopo)
Jules Massenet
Werther (Sophie)
Don Quichotte (Pedro)
Cendrillon (La Fée*)
Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart
Don Giovanni (Zerlina
Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna)
Königin der Nacht Die Zauberflöte (Barbarina)
Jacques Offenbach Les contes d‘Hoffmann (Olympia)
Krzysztof Penderecki Die Teufel von Loudon (Philippe)
Anno Schreier Wunderland (Alice)
Miroslav Srnka Singularity  (Sie) UA
Johann Strauss Die Fledermaus (Adele)
Richard Strauss
Arabella (Fiakermilli)
Die Schweigsame Frau (Isotta)
Ariadne auf Naxos (Zerbinetta)
Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie)
Ambroise Thomas Mignon (Philine)
Viktor Ullmann Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Bubikopf)
Giuseppe Verdi
Un ballo in maschera (Oscar)
Rigoletto (Gilda)
Richard Wagner Parsifal (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Stefan Wirth Girl with a Pearl Earring (Griet)

Concert and song cycles:

Samuel Barber Knoxville Summer of 1915
Luciano Berio Sequenza III
Lili Boulanger Clairières dans le ciel
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Orphée
Claude Debussy Ariettes Oubliées
Maurice Delage Quatre poèmes hindous
Georg Friedrich Händel
Lucrezia HWV 145
Messiah
Johan Haven dream house
Claudio Monteverdi Laudate Dominum Selva morale et spirituale
Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart
Exsultate, jubilate K. 165
Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio! K. 418
Olga Neuwirth Piazza dei Numeri
Carl Orff Carmina Burana
Giovann Battista Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Franz Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Richard Strauss Mädchenblumen op.22
Antonio Vivaldi Laudate pueri RV.626

9 October 2022, 19:00, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Premiere
20 October, 06 November, 02/17 December 2022
08 January, 19 February, 04 April 2023

Programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni

Cast: Opernchor des Staatstheaters Darmstadt, Staatsorchester Darmstadt, Daniel Cohen and Johannes Zahn (Musical Direction), Karsten Wiegand (Direction & Stage), Judith Adam (Costume),  Julian Orlishausen (Don Giovanni), Megan Marie Hart (Donna Anna), David Lee (Don Ottavio), Juliana Zara (Zerlina) a.o.


12/17/25 March 2023, Staatstheater Darmstadt
02/08/14/21 April 2023, Staatstheater Darmstadt

Programme: Alban Berg Lulu

Cast: Juliana Zara (Lulu) a.o.

Juliana Zara… sang ‘Clairières dans le ciel’ with dramatic expression, an enchanting voice, gently trembling, blooming into a cry
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Doris Kösterke, 27. Januar 2021

Audio recordings:

Una voce poco fa (Rosina), Il barbiere di Siviglia, Gioacchino Rossini

Deh, vieni, non tardar (Susanna), Le nozze di Figaro, Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart

Der Kaiser von Atlantis

BRKlassik (2021)
Juliana Zara
Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Christel Loetzsch
u.a.


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Website: http://julianazara.com