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Julia Radosz has been praised for her “illustrious and flowing voice” (Kansas City Metropolis) and for her “astonishing performance, brilliant soprano and thrilling embellishments that were augmented by the most subtle and heart-rending acting” (Voce di Meche). Having just relocated to Bratislava, this spring was to mark Ms. Radosz’s European debut with the National Moravian-Silesian Theater in Czech Republic as Marietta/Marie in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt (post-poned due to Covid). Other performances during this season include a concert with the Metropolitny Orchester Bratislava, an opera concert in Prešov, Slovakia, and a recital at The University Club in Orlando, featuring Strauss’ Four Last Songs. Recording projects during 2020 include new opera works from Erik Lautier’s Unconquered, and Nika Leoni & Kathryn Favazza’s Flame and Shadow.
The past two seasons have seen many role debuts as she has marked her transition into spinto repertoire. Ms. Radosz added both Madama Butterfly (Raylynmor Opera) and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (Staller Center for the Arts) as well as Musetta (La Bohème) with Wichita Grand Opera (opposite Sam Ramey) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with Opera Orlando. On the concert stage, she performed a Puccini concert with Rhode Island Philharmonic led by Marie Jacquot, a concert with Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra featuring excerpts from La Traviata and La Bohème, and with Litha Symphony Orchestra featuring works by Wagner, Verdi, Mussorgsky, and Fauré, and she performed a Rosa Ponselle tribute with Lyric Opera Baltimore at Ponselle’s estate in Maryland- Villa Pace. Ms. Radosz was also chosen as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos, sponsored by the Joan Sutherland/Richard Bonynge Foundation.
Previous performances include Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffman) and Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte) with Tri-Cities Opera where she received much praise for her “Spinning top … impressive chest register” and “pliable, rich soprano” (Broome Arts Mirror), Violetta in La traviata with North Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Cape Cod Opera, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with North Shore Music Festival, Raylynmor Opera, and Opera Southeast, Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Magnolia Hawks (Showboat) with Opera Naples, Berenice in L’occasione fa il ladro with Little OPERA Theatre of NY, and Rose-Marie with Light Opera of New York. With The Butler Opera Center, Ms. Radosz has sung Susannah, the Governess in Turn of the Screw, and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Austin. Concert performances include works of Verdi and Leoncavallo with Annapolis Opera, excerpts from Verdi operas with Gulfshore Opera under the baton of Maestro Paul Nadler, and recitals based on the repertoire of Jenny Lind and Marcella Sembrich, which were featured at the Bijou Theatre in Connecticut, and The Sembrich Museum, respectively.
Ms. Radosz’ ability to learn roles quickly and accurately makes her in demand for challenging modern repertoire as well as for last minute engagements. She was also called upon last minute by Miami Lyric Opera where she sang to great acclaim in Un ballo in maschera. Ms. Radosz made American and World premieres in the leading roles of several operas, including, Olympia in Haim Elisha’s A Certain Quiet (Theater for the New City), Lady Madeline in Debussy’s opera La Chute de la Maison Usher (Butler Opera Center),Tormentilla in Ralph Vaughn Williams’ The Poisoned Kiss, and Lydia Larkspur in Kirke Mechem’s The Rivals (Bronx Opera), in which she was praised by The New York Times for her “properly dreamy, petulant Lydia” and Broadway World for her “strong, musically adept performance.” She also covered the role of Roxanne Conti (Contessa) in a 2 month run in the critically acclaimed ¡Figaro! (90210) Off-Broadway which is an adaptation of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
Ms. Radosz has garnered numerous awards, including: Winner of the Jenny Lind Competition, Connecticut Concert Opera Competition, Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Vocal Competition, and the 5 Towns Music and Arts Foundation Competition, a Grant Winner from The CareerBridges Foundation, 2nd Place in the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Marcella Sembrich Vocal Competition, 2nd Place in the National Federation of Music Club’s Biennial Young Artist Awards, 3rd place in New Jersey State Opera‘s Alfredo Siligpigni Competition, the Bel Canto Award at the Orpheus Competition, finalist in the Liederkranz Competition Opera Division, and a guild encouragement recipient at the Palm Beach Opera Competition.
Ms. Radosz is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States, and is a permanent resident of Slovakia. She lives in Bratislava with her husband who is an opera conductor.