Biography: Julia Dawson, Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Julia DawsonCanadian mezzo-soprano Julia Dawson made her debut as the Queen of the Night in the bathtub at age four and hasn’t looked back since. Now 21, she is recognized as a dedicated and thoughtful performer. Julia most recently sang Dorabella in Oberlin Opera Theatre’s production of Così fan Tutte and looks forward to participating in The Song Continues master class series at Carnegie Hall in New York City in January 2010.

This past summer she was a vocal fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara where she covered the role of Frederick in Thomas’ Mignon. Julia has participated in two summer festivals in Italy, singing Ninfa in L’Orfeo by Monteverdi at the International Institute of Vocal Arts and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Oberlin in Italy program.

Upcoming projects include Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Northumberland Orchestra and Chorus in Cobourg, Canada as well as a recital at the Oberlin Conservatory, where she is currently completing a Bachelor of Music under the guidance of Kendra Colton.