A winner of the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2015 George London Award, 2015 Elizabeth Connell prize for aspiring dramatic sopranos, and recipient of a 2015 Sara Tucker Study Grant, soprano Julie Adams has been praised by the New York Times for possessing a voice that is “rich, full and slightly earthy in an expressive way.” A former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Adams most recently appeared with San Francisco Opera as Freia in Das Rheingold, and Gerhilde in Die Walküre in Wagner’s The Ring Cycle. She has also appeared with San Francisco Opera as Mimì in La Bohème, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Kristina in The Makropulos Case, First Lady in The Magic Flute, and Karolka in Jen ̊ufa.
Adams is thrilled to once again appear with Oakland Symphony. Past roles with Oakland Symphony include Magnolia Hawks in Show Boat and Rose in Street Scene. The 2018/19 season sees Adams’ house debut with Arizona Opera as Anna Sørensen in Silent Night by Kevin Puts, and her house debut with Des Moines Metro Opera as Mimì in La Bohème. Orchestral engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9 with the Phoenix Symphony conducted by Tito Muñoz.