Photo: Julia Hamon at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, March 2017. Photo credit: Mark Pinder
Julia Hamon’s recent opera engagements include her debut at Cadogan Hall as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia and premiering the role of Titania in the new opera A Garden Dream by Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s Composer-in-Residence, Lewis Murphy, as well as making her Glyndebourne debut as 1st Bridesmaid in Le nozze di Figaro. Julia studied at the Wales International Academy of Voice and received her Master of Performance degree from the Royal College of Music. Before moving to the UK Julia earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Texas at Austin. During her studies in Texas she performed the title role in Cesti’s Orontea, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, and Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore.
Julia has spent her summers in various academies where she intensely studied and performed the roles of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Eurydice in Orphée aux enfers, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Zdenka in Arabella and Marguerite in Faust. She currently studies voice with Marie McLaughlin. Julia is very excited to have been offered a place as an Opera Holland Park Young Artist where she will cover the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.
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