The Italian soprano Giulia Montanari studied musicology and languages ​​at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich as well as 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 Sandman and Dewman in the new production of Hansel and Gretel as well as took on 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 and she performed in several roles and concerts at the Opera Dortmund, Opera 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 as well as 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 First Witch/Dido and Aeneas as well as Fiakermilli / Arabella.

A keen concert soloist, she can be heard in 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, 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.

From the 2022/23 season, Giulia Montanari has been a member of the soloist ensemble at the Cologne Opera, where she is heard in three 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  also appears in the revivals of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio as Blonde and of  The Magic Flute as Queen of the Night.

In the 2023/24 season, the artist will be singing the roles of The Guardian of the Threshold and of A Falcon in the premiere of R. Strauss’s “Die Frau ohne Schatten” at the Cologne Opera under the baton of Marc Albrecht and directed by Catherine Thoma. 

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Repertoire Concert

Bizet Te Deum
Handel Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno
Haydn The Creation
Mahler Symphony No. 2
Mendelsohn Psalm 42
Mozart Coronation Mass
Orff Carmina Burana
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Rutter  Requiem
Telemann Lukas-Passion

Repertoire Opera

Berlioz Les Troyens  Ascagne
Britten Peter Grimes Niece 1
Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Euridice
Handel Giulio Cesare Cleopatra
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel  Sand- und Taumännchen
Lehár Die lustige Witwe Valencienne
Monteverdi L'incoronazione di Poppea  La Fortuna
Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail Blonde
  Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht
  La finta giardiniera Marchesa Violante/ Sandrina
Puccini Il Trittico - Il tabarro Un'amante
  Tosca Pastore
Purcell Dido and Aeneas First Witch/Enchantress
Strauss, R. Arabella Die Fiakermilli
  Die Frau ohne Schatten Falke


Toi Toi Toi! Premiere "FroSch" at Opera Cologne
Soprano Giulia Montanari and bass Christoph Seidl are back on stage together at  the Cologne Opera. This time in the premiere on September 17,  2023 of Richard Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten under the musical direction of Marc Albrecht and staged by Katharina Thoma.
Giulia Montanari sings "The Falcon" and "The Guardian of the Threshold" and Christoph Seidl can be heard as "The One-Armed Man".

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