Julia Mintzer is a dynamic young mezzo with fine dramatic and musical instincts. Her upcoming season holds appearances in Mozart's Requiem at the Washington National Cathedral, as Suzuki with Florentine Opera, a return to Washington National Opera as Hansel and Carmen with Boheme Opera. Next season she will join the Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein to sing the title role in Carmen and Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda.
A young artist at the Washington National Opera for season 2012-13, she was a company member at the Semperoper Dresden from 2013 to 2015. Her repertoire includes: Carmen; Dorabella; Komponist; Donna Elvira; Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito, Giulio Cesare); Orfeo (Gluck); Meg Page and Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea).
At Washington National Opera, her roles were Hansel, Clotilde (Norma) and Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena – WNO Opera Insight, Kennedy Center). Julia made her debut at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2013 in David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion.
In August 2013, Julia joined the Semperoper Dresden. Her roles for season 2014/15 included Mercédès (Carmen) and the leading role in Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren. The 2013/14 season held Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte); Flora, The Page (Salome); Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos), and Emma May in the world premiere of Tsangaris's Karl May: Raum der Wahrheit.
Ms Mintzer’s concert engagements include: Handel's Messiah with Boston Baroque, Washington National Cathedral, the Toledo Symphony and Seraphic Fire, and Mozart's Requiem at Washington National Cathedral.
Julia Mintzer graduated from The Juilliard School and the Boston University Opera Institute. In 2012, she sang the title role in La Tragédie de Carmen and Stephano in Roméo et Juliette with Dayton Opera before joining the Apprentice Program at Santa Fe Opera. She recently appeared as Petra in A Little Night Music at The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice.