Julianna Di Giacomo
With her recent debuts in several top international opera houses, American soprano Julianna Di Giacomo has earned the reputation as one of the exciting up and coming sopranos today. This season, the Merola Opera Program alumna makes her debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic in performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Leonora in Il Trovatore. She also returns to the New York Philharmonic for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Desdemona in Otello, and the Teatro Real de Madrid as Elena in I Vespri Siciliani. Di Giacomo made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Clotilde in Norma and subsequently sang Lina in Stiffelio and Leonora in Il Trovatore. Other recent North American engagements have included the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl and special performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in both Los Angeles and Caracas and broadcast live to movie theaters in North and South America; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Los Angeles Opera; Il Trovatore and Mathilde in Guillaume Tell at the Caramoor International Music Festival; Mme. Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmelites at Pittsburgh Opera; Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at New York City Opera; and Donna Anna at New Orleans Opera and Donna Elvira at Palm Beach Opera. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as Lucrezia in I Due Foscari with Eve Queler and the Opera Orchestra of New York and returned for a performance of Rossini’s Stabat Mater and as a featured recitalist in the Opera Orchestra of New York’s Rising Stars Series. Di Giacomo recently made her debut at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the famed Terme di Caracalla as the title role in Norma. Other European opera engagements have included her debut at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala as Lucrezia in I Due Foscari, Valentine in Les Huguenots and the title role iof Suor Angelica at the Teatro Real de Madrid, Les Roys d’Ys at the Opéra National Montpellier, Il Trovatore at Teatre Principal de Mao in Minorca, and performances of Il Trovatore and Otello with the Israel Philharmonic.