Maria Stuarda, Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein

Julia Mintzer acted in the role of Elisabetta as a gloriously bitchy power-house and wicked dominatrix with a bronzed mezzo sound.   — Flensburger Tageblatt, January 2017

Julia Mintzer was a lascivious, dangerously cooing queen who...made the ambivalence of this basically unsympathetic personality credible.  — Kieler Nachrichten, January 2017

 

Carmen, Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein

The American Julia Mintzer, a guest, is ideal casting: fresh, lascivious, coquettish, and strong. Her soprano register shines like fire, while her mezzo register definitely shows that she is not to be trifled with.        — Kieler Nachrichten, September 2016

Julia Mintzer plays her role with cynicism, innocence, and cruelty, barefoot at the beginning, and with great dedication, She is very seductive with her body language and her acting. Her voice is especially expressive in her high register.    —Schleswiger Nachrichten, September 2016

 

Carmen, Boheme Opera New Jersey

As Carmen, mezzo-soprano Julia Mintzer took immediate command of the stage and the role. From her opening "Habanera," Ms. Mintzer was clearly a cut above the singers heard to that point in the opera, and she never came onstage without sultriness and vocal craftiness.  Her scenes with tenor Patrick Miller's Don José were among the most dramatic in the opera.      —Town Topics Newspaper, April 2016

 

Madama Butterfly, Florentine Opera

Mezzo-soprano Julia Mintzer was wonderful as Suzuki.  Her voice was rich and pliable-- from chest-tone power in the lower range to a graceful floating quality in her higher range to a flexible ability to blend with Cambridge in their gorgeous Flower Duet-- and she brought a quiet dignity to her role.    — http://urbanmilwaukee.com/, October 2015

Julia Mintzer (Suzuki) and Mark Walters (Sharpless), by contrast, powerfully embodied their roles, both dramatically and musically.                        —http://www.milwaukeemag.com, October 2015

 

Orfeo, Grand Harmonie

The work is firmly focused on Orpheus, sung with pathos and resolve by Semper Opera mezzo-sopranoJulia Mintzer…Mintzer's singing of this music of dejection was thoughtful and original, paying close attention to the text, projecting dignity in the midst of loss.                                       —The Boston Musical Intelligencer, October 2014

 

Der Teufel mit den Drei Goldenen Haaren, Die Semperoper Dresden

… Julia Mintzer also acted and sang well in the role of the Lucky Child, her voice shining as the sun, cheerful, courageous…                                               —Neues Deutschland, December 2013

 

Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Semperoper Dresden 

Equally impressive was a fine female trio of Naiad, Dryad, and Echo: Emily Dorn, Julia Mintzer, and Arantza Ezenarro. Their fabulous costumes were matched by assured singing and acting, offering quite the model of an Ariadne performance.                                                                           — http://seenandheard-international.com, April 2014

 

little match girl passion, Glimmerglass Festival

Mintzer was especially impressive in a part that called for prodigious breath control and pinpoint accuracy.   —Opera News, August 2013

 

Norma, Washington National Opera

Julia Mintzer showed promise as an intense Clotilde, a role that was once taken by the young Joan Sutherland.                                                    —Washington Post, March 2013 (Anne Midgette)

 

The Tragedy of Carmen, Dayton Opera

Vibrant and exciting mezzo Julia Mintzer portrays Carmen. She sings the great arias in succession with several reprises. She sings them brilliantly. Her acting is a dramatic triumph.   —Oakwood Chronicle, May 2012

 

Roméo et Juliette, Dayton Opera

There was much pleasure in the chipper Stéphano of Julia Mintzer —Opera news, February 2012

 

Handel’s Messiah, Boston Baroque

The four vocal soloists—soprano Ava Pine, alto Julia Mintzer, tenor Keith Jameson, and baritone Andrew Garland, were all outstanding… Julia Mintzer in particular stood out...     -Boston Musical Intelligencer (Steven Ledbetter), December 2011

...Mintzer sang with taste and generosity, and her rendering of He was despised was delivered to a hushed hall.                                                   —Boston Classical Review, December 2011

 

La Tragèdie de Carmen, Institut Canadien d’Art Vocal

The American Julia Mintzer… was a true Carmen: extremely sensual, with the grace of a serpent, the violence of a tiger, and a mezzo of penetrating depth.   —La Presse (Montreal), August 2009