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Julianna Di Giacomo

  • Soprano

Biography

Julianna Di Giacomo made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Clotilde in Norma and was subsequently re-engaged for Lina inStiffelio and Leonora in Il trovatore. Other recent North American engagements have included Il trovatore and Mathilde in Guillaume Tell at the Caramoor International Music Festival, Mme. Lidoine inDialogues des Carmelites at the Pittsburgh Opera, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the New York City Opera, Donna Anna at the New Orleans Opera and Donna Elvira at the Palm Beach Opera. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as Lucrezia in I due Foscari with Eve Queler and the Opera Orchestra of New York and returned for a performance of Rossini’s Stabat Materand as a featured recitalist in the Opera Orchestra of New York’s Rising Stars Series. She also appeared at Lincoln Center as a feature soloist in its Puccini 150th Birthday Celebration gala concert, and most recently made her Cincinnati May Festival debut in a performance of Elijah conducted by James Conlon.

Julianna Di Giacomo recently made her debut at Teatro alla Scala as Lucrezia in I due Foscari. Other European engagements have included Valentine in Les Huguenots at the Teatro Real de Madrid, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at Teatro Massimo in Palermo and with the Deutches Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin and performances of Il trovatore with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic.

A native of Santa Monica, CA, Julianna Di Giacomo is a graduate of the San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Program and the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program. Her many awards include the Leonie Rysanek Prize from the George London Foundation, the Top Prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the First Prize from the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition, the NYCO Richard F. Gold Career Grant for her portrayal of Donna Elvira in ‘Don Giovanni’, a prize-winner at the Loren Zachary Vocal Competition and numerous Career Grants including the Fuchick Achievement Grant from theOpera Buffs Inc in Los Angeles, California.  Ms. Di Giacomo studies voice with Ruth Falcon in New York City.