2017–2018 Season: Freia and Gerhilde in Der Ring des Nibelungen
A former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Julie Adams made her Company debut as Mimì in La Bohème for Families. She has also appeared with San Francisco Opera as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Kristina in The Makropulos Case, First Lady in The Magic Flute, and Karolka in Jenůfa. A winner of the 2015 Elizabeth Connell prize for aspiring dramatic sopranos, the 2015 Sarah Tucker Study Grant, and the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Adams made her role and house debut this past season as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with Michigan Opera Theatre and her house debut with Opera Idaho as Blanche in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Other credits include Mimì and Anna Sørensen in Kevin Puts’ Silent Night at Opera San Jose. The 2018–19 season sees Adams’ house debuts with Arizona Opera as Anna Sørensen, Des Moines Metro Opera as Mimì, and Hawaii Opera Theatre as the Countess.