During the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, Juliana Zara is a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper‘s Opera Studio where her repertoire includes roles such as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen, Mercedes del Rossa in Lehár’s Schön ist die Welt, Najade in Strauss‘ Ariadne auf Naxos, Isotta in Strauss‘ Die schweigsame Frau, Philine in Thomas‘ Mignon, and Sopran Digital in the world premiere of Srnka’s Singularity. The coloratura soprano will join the ensemble of Staatstheater Darmstadt from the 2021/2022 season. In April 2021, she was to take part of the world-premiere of Santcovsky’s Transstimme at the Munich Biennale, which will now be recorded.
Juliana Zara’s operatic repertoire includes roles such as Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and Adele in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.
The coloratura soprano has a particular interest in contemporary works and has performed Barber’s Knoxville Summer of 1915, Haven’s dream house, Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre, Neuwirth’s Piazza dei Numeri, Rihm’s Ophelia Sings and Orff’s Carmina Burana with full orchestra as well as Delage’s Quatres poèmes hindous and Clérambault’s Orphée with chamber ensembles. She also loves to sing recital repertoire and has performed Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées as well as a shared recital at Carnegie Hall.
In 2017, Juliana Zara made her debut at the Boston Early Music Festival. She has subsequently performed with Bayerisches Staatsorchester, ECHO Ensemble Berlin, Göttinger Symphoniker, Klangforum Wien, Münchener Kammerorchester, Oberlin Baroque Ensemble and Oberlin Chamber Ensemble. At Bayerische Staatsoper, she worked with conductors including Andrea Battistoni, Paolo Carignani, Constantinos Carydis, Pierre Dumoussaud, Asher Fisch, Patrick Hahn, Friedrich Haider, Vladimir Jurowski.
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Three questions to Juliana Zara:
A composer: Mozart forever! He was my first love and we all know about first loves…
What was your calling to become a singer? Singing came before talking, performing has always been the currency of my life. I’ve never known how to function without it… „always a must!!“
To be a singer – in three words: Movement, Expansion, Generosity.