Julie Lea Goodwin
Julie's warmth and exceptional vocal talents have fast made her a new leading lady of the Australian stage. As a concert artist and theatrical performer, Julie sings music across a number of genres including musical theatre, opera, operetta and classical cross-over. Julie’s professional career started at nineteen years of age when she was plucked from obscurity to perform the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, starring Anthony Warlow. During 2007-2009 this production won critical acclaim throughout Australasia. The following year Julie began production on Leonard Bernsteinʼs West Side Story, playing the role of Maria in the 2010 Australian national tour. Press reviews were more than favourable for her portrayal with The Australian stating that Julieʼs Maria was “the standout performance with her mixture of innocence and burgeoning sexuality.” In 2010 Sydney Chamber Opera offered Julie the opportunity to perform in her first opera production, The Cunning Little Vixen. Janacekʼs challenging score was a welcomed test and Julie performed the title role with “bright clarity” and “deceptive ease” (Sydney Morning Herald). In the same year Julie released her debut classical album “Love Went a-Riding” for Skylark Classics, featuring Art Songs in English with Sharolyn Kimmorley on piano. In 2011 Julie was thrilled to be cast as Grace in the national tour of Annie, where she shared the stage with theatrical greats Nancy Hayes, Anthony Warlow and Todd Mckenney. She was nominated for a Green Room Award for her role in the production. Julie’s concert and event highlights include, leading the National Anthem for the opening ceremony of the Australian Youth Olympics Festival and the Australia Day Spectacular, Darling Harbour, Opera in the Market with trumpet extraordinaire James Morrison, Carols by Candlelight at the Melbourne Myer Music Bowl (with Channel Nine Broadcast) and A Cole Porter Celebration Concert with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. In 2014, Julie appeared in concert with Anthony Warlow at Opera in the Alps and performed the ‘Heroine’ in Pleasure Opera for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. She appeared with Harbour City Opera performing Lucy in The Telephone; appears as a special guest artists in the Ch9 televised Schools Spectacular and debuts with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in their Gershwin American Songbook concert under the baton of the Boston Pops Orchestra conductor - Keith Lockhart. Julie began working with Opera Australia in 2015 as a member of the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program and performs the roles of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Voce dal Ciel in Don Carlos whilst covering Musetta in La Boheme and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. In 2016, Julie continues as a member of the Young Artist Program and performs the role of Musetta, appears as Princess Ninetta in Love of Three Oranges and as the Woodbird in The Ring for the National company.
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