BiographyThe Italian soprano Giulia Montanari studied musicology and languages at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and singing at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar in the class of Prof. Siegfried Gohritz. In June 2018 she won two prizes at the International Singing Competition in Imola, Italy.
While still a student she started her career at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and made her debut in the role of Papagena/Magic Flute, followed by Sandmann and Taumann in the new production of Hansel and Gretel as well as a leading role in the world premiere of Jörn Arnecke's Der Eisblumenwald.
Giulia was selected as a member of the NRW opera studio program in Germany for the season of 2019/20 in which she performed in several roles and concerts at the Oper Dortmund, Oper Wuppertal and Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen. In 2019 she was also named Queen of the Night at the "Festival of the German Language " in Bad Lauchstädt under the patronage of Edda Moser and sang the role of Rosita in Offenbach's "Un mari à la porte" in the Essener Philharmonie.
With the 2020/21 season, she became a permanent member of the ensemble at the Aalto-Theater Essen, where she sang the roles of Euridice/Orfeo ed Euridice, Adele/Die Fledermaus, Sandrina/La finta giardiniera, Belinda and the first witch/Dido and Aeneas as well as Fiakermilli / Arabella.
A keen concert soloist, she can be heard with a wide range of song and oratorio repertoire, ranging from early baroque compositions to contemporary music: Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Telemann's Lukas Passion, Orff's Carmina Burana and Rutter's Requiem.
Following her passion for baroque music, she was a guest at the Festival du Périgord Noir with Stradella's San Giovanni Battista and in Handel's Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, and she has also sung at the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann .
In her young career, Giulia Montanari has worked with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Stefan Parkman, Anu Tali, Mariss Jansons, Ulf Schirmer, Peter Dijkstra, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Andrea Sanguineti, Tomáš Netopil and directors such as Guy Joosten, Roland Schwab, Ben Baur and Ondřej Havelka worked together.
From the 2022/23 season, Giulia Montanari will is a member of the ensemble at the Cologne Opera, where she will be heard in 3 season premieres, including the roles of Ascagne/ Les Troyens (Berlioz) under Francois-Xavier Roth and directed by Johannes Erath, Clorinda/ La Cenerentola under Matteo Beltrami and directed by Cecilia Ligorio, Cleopatra/ Giulio Cesare under Rubén Dubrovsky and directed by Vincent Boussard. She will also appear in the revivals of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio as Blonde and in The Magic Flute as Queen of the Night.
Natascha van Randenborgh
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New arrivals at BOM and Oper KölnWe are delighted that Giulia Montanari soprano and Christoph Seidl bass, are our newcomers this season and at the same time newcomers to the soloist ensemble of the Cologne Opera. They can be seen together on stage in Cologne in the season premieres of Les Troyens (Berlioz) under Francois-Xavier Roth directed by Johannes Erath and La Cenerentola under Matteo Beltrami directed by Cecilia Ligorio, as well as in the revival of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio.
Premiere: Les Troyens 24/09/2022
Premiere: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (revival) 08/10/2022
Premiere: La Cenerentola 17/12/2022
Photo: Volker WiciokPortrait
Photo: Volker WiciokLa finta giardiniera - Aalto Musiktheater Essen
Photo: Kirsten NijhofLa finta giardiniera - Aalto Musiktheater Essen
On stage together with Dmitry Ivanchey
Photo: Kirsten NijhofArabella - Aalto Musiktheater Essen
On stage together with Heiko Trinsinger
Photo: Matthias Jung