Swiss-French soprano Julie Martin du Theil’s most recent performances include Zerlina at Opéra de Lausanne and Despina at the Deutsche Oper in Così fan tutte, under the baton of Donald Runnicles, as well as the soprano solo in Mahler’s 4th symphony, conducted by Kimbo Ishii.
Julie Martin du Theil is since 2010 a member of the opera ensemble at Theater Magdeburg, where she has built up a broad repertoire including Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Despina in Così fan tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sandrina in La finta giardiniera, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Gabrielle in La Vie Parisienne, Valencienne in Die lustige Witwe, Anna Reich and Frau Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Sophie in Werther, Ännchen in Der Freischütz, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Flora in The Turn of the Screw, Kristin in Boesmans’ Julie, Bemira in Telemann’s Miriways, Maria in West Side Story and Baroness Freimann in Der Wildschütz, a role which she also covered at the Semperoper Dresden.
2015/2016 she performed Fraülein Bürstner and 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 and also premiered the role of Hagar in Sidney Corbett’s new opera Die Andere to great acclaim.
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Julie Martin du Theil began her studies 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 in Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze, soon after she sang Barbarina, Papagena, Johanna in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and La Princesse as well as La Chauve-Souris in L’Enfant et les sortilèges, all in Switzerland. In 2009 she had a chance to play a leading role in cinema, Emilienne in Philippe Béziat’s film Les Noces.
Among her upcoming projects in 2017/2018 are Annina in Eine Nacht in Venedig and the Maid in Thomas Adès' Powder her face in Magdeburg. She will also participate in the world premiere Spiel im Sand (Leyan Zhang-Hans Rotner) at Oper Halle in collaboration with the Impuls Festival.