American soprano Julia Moorman will join the International Opera Studio of Oper Frankfurt as of the 2018/2019 season. She was raised in Princeton, New Jersey, and earned her Bachelor’s summa cum laude at Amherst College in Massachusetts. During this time she sang roles such as Mrs. Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Anna in Kurt Weill’s Die sieben Todsünden, Orlofsky in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus and Musetta in Puccinis La Bohème, appearing with Five College Opera and Opera Boston, before making the fach change from mezzo-soprano to soprano.
Julia Moorman relocated to Germany in 2013 to continue her studies. She earned her Master’s degree at the University of Music and Theater Hamburg where she performed Poulenc’s La voix humaine as well as in FaustIn and Out by Elfriede Jelinek at the Thalia Theater Gaußstraße. She then received her Master’s degree at the Theater Academy August Everding in Munich and worked with renowned directors such as Eva-Maria Höckmayer, Martina Veh and Balázs Kovalik. In Munich she sang the roles of Katja in Christian Jost’s Die Arabische Nacht and Melanto in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. In 2017, she performed the role of Tina in Flight by Jonathan Dove, at the Prinzregententheater with the Munich Radio Orchestra led by Ulf Schirmer. In June 2017 she toured to the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in Cathy van Eck’s Phone Call to Hades, directed by Blanka Rádóczy.