Student Recital: Julie Davies, soprano

Event Date: 

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Soprano Julie Davies will present a DMA recital with pianist Dr. John Ballerino (UCSB faculty member) on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The program will feature works by Vincenzo Bellini, Franz Liszt, and Richard Strauss. Admission is free.
About Julie Davies
Ms. Davies began her international opera career in Darmstadt, Germany in 2011, where she was highly praised for her performances of the title roles in La Traviata, La Sonnambula, and Lucia di Lammermoor. Other roles Ms. Davies performed with to great acclaim include: Norina in Don Pasquale, Nedda in I Pagliacci, and Gerhilde in Die Walküre, as well as all four heroines in The Tales of Hoffmann. Most recently, Ms. Davies performed Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Opéra National de Paris (2015), Marzelline in Fidelio with Rio de Janeiro (2015), and the Junges Mädchen in the co-production of Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron (which was televised world-wide in 2015) with Paris and Madrid (2016). She will sing the role of Gerhilde in Wagner’s “Ring” in Madrid in the 2019-20 season. Ms. Davies is a three-time alumna of the Music Academy of the West, and is one of two singers chosen to dedicate the Marilyn Horne Museum on May 6, 2017. Ms. Davies will tour Germany and Austria in recital this summer in promotion of her premiere song album which will be released in June. Ms. Davies is currently a first year DMA student at UCSB, studying with Dr. Linda Di Fiore.