Julie Makerov, Soprano
2001 – 2003
During the 2014-15 season, JULIE MAKEROV appears as Gerhilde and covers Sieglinde for Houston Grand Opera’s production of Die Walküre. For LA Opera, she covered the role of Florencia in Florencia en el Amazonas in December 2014, and sang the role of the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors for Des Moines Metro Opera.
In 2013-14, Ms. Makerov appeared as Chrysothemis (Elektra) for Des Moines Metro Opera, and made an emergency appearance as Senta in LA Opera’s production of The Flying Dutchman which received critical acclaim. On the concert stage, she performed selections from Die Walküre with the American Symphony Orchestra.
Engagements in 2011-12 for Ms. Makerov included the title role in Tosca with the Canadian Opera Company in January 2012. Other performances this season include her debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and a performance in Salzburg as Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) with The Mozarteum Orchestra.
During the 2009 – 2010 season, Ms. Makerov sang her first performances as Margherita in Boito’s Mefistofele with Oper Frankfurt, and concluded the season as Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer with the Canadian Opera Company for which she received the Dora Award, Canada’s most prestigious live theater honor.
Engagements during the 2008 – 2009 season for Ms. Makerov included the title role in Dvorak’s Rusalka and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto. She reprised the role of Rusalka at the Cesky-Krumlov Music Festival in the Czech Republic later that season.
In the 2007 – 2008 season, Ms. Makerov made her international debut at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan as Lisa (Pique Dame), conducted by Seiji Ozawa. She then made her European debut in the title role of Tosca in Erfurt, Germany, followed by performances of the same role in Frankfurt. For the Metropolitan Opera, she appeared as Gerhilde (Die Walküre), Lady-in-Waiting in Macbeth, and Mme. Peronskaya and the Shopkeeper in War and Peace.
During the 2006 – 2007 season, engagements included her debut with the Canadian Opera Company where she sang both Gerhilde (Die Walküre) and Freia (Das Rheingold). Ms. Makerov then appeared as Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) for Sarasota Opera and Palm Beach Opera.
Engagements during the 2005 – 2006 season for Ms. Makerov included her debut with Seattle Opera where she was doublecast with soprano Jane Eaglen as Rosalinde in that company’s production of Die Fledermaus, followed by a tour to Japan with the Met where she covered the role of Gerhilde (Die Walkure). Ms. Makerov then performed the roles of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) for Sarasota Opera.
During the 2004 – 2005 season, Ms. Makerov performed the title role in Tosca for Sarasota Opera, and covered the role of Gerhilde in Die Walküre with the Metropolitan Opera.
After her departure from Opera San José in 2003, Ms. Makerov competed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions where she was declared a National Finalist and was featured in a Grand Final Concert with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the baton of Julius Rudel. For the Sarasota Orchestra, she performed a series of Puccini arias, duets and ensembles from Tosca, Suor Angelica, Manon Lescaut, La rondine and La bohème. Ms. Makerov was also named a winner of the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition during the 2003 – 2004 season.
For more information, please visit Ms. Makerov’s website.