Swiss-French soprano Julie Martin du Theil joined the opera ensemble at Theater Magdeburg in 2010 singing leading roles from baroque and Mozart to operetta and modern music. Her current repertoire includes Pamina, Susanna, Despina, Zerlina, Sandrina/ La finta giardiniera, Sophie/ Der Rosenkavalier, Gretel/ Hänsel und Gretel, Anna Reich and Frau Fluth/ Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Ännchen/ Der Freischütz, Annina/ Eine Nacht in Venedig, Adele/ Die Fledermaus, Gabrielle/ La Vie Parisienne, Valencienne/ Die lustige Witwe, Oscar/ Un ballo in maschera, Sophie/ Werther, Maid/ Thomas Adès' Powder her face, Tytania/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Flora/ The Turn of the Screw, Kristin/ Boesmans’ Julie, Bemira/ Telemann’s Miriways (recorded on CD ) and Baroness Freimann/ Der Wildschütz, a role which she also covered at the Semperoper Dresden.
This season Julie Martin du Theil is making role debuts as Norina/ Don Pasquale and Musetta/ La Bohème as well as singing Pamina in the revival of Die Zauberflöte in Magdburg followed by a company debut with the Welsh National Opera as Oscar/ Un Ballo in Maschera as well as Najade/ Ariadne auf Naxos with Opéra Lausanne.
Among recent highlights have been Hagar in Sidney Corbett’s new opera Die Andere as well as Fraülein Bürstner/ Leni in the German premiere of Philip Glass’ The Trial at Theater Magdeburg, a co-production with the Music Theatre Wales and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. She appeared as Zerlina with Opéra de Lausanne and as Despina at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, conducted by Donald Runnicles. In a collaboration of Oper Halle and the Impuls Festival she participated in the world premiere of Spiel im Sand (Leyan Zhang-Hans Rotner). Under the baton of Kimbo Ishii she sang the soprano solo in Mahler’s 4th symphony.
Born in Geneva, Julie Martin du Theil studied at the Lausanne Music Conservatory graduating with pedagogic and concert diplomas. She continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik and Theater in Munich obtaining a soloist diploma in 2010. Her stage debut took place in Geneva as Elena/ Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze followed by Barbarina, Papagena, Johanna/ Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and La Princesse/ La Chauve-Souris/ L’Enfant et les sortilèges. In 2009 she played a leading role in cinema, Emilienne in Philippe Béziat’s film Les Noces.