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 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 participated in the 2014 Merola Opera Program, where she performed the role of Blanche DuBois in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Other credits include Mimì and Anna Sørensen in Kevin Puts’ Silent Night with Opera San Jose; Lia in L’Enfant Prodigue at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv; and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. The 2017–18 season sees Adams as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro at Michigan Opera Theatre and Blanche DuBois at Opera Idaho.