Julia Koci (Violetta)
Viennese born soprano Julia Koci graces our stage with her emotionally packed interpretation of Violetta.
After having graduated from the prestigious Mannes College of Music in Manhattan where she attended masterclasses from artists such as Renata Scotto, Elle Ameling,
Danielle Ferro und Christa Ludwig, she embarked on career as an Opera/Operetta singer. Amongst her first roles were Oscar/Un Ballo in Maschera,
Marzelline/Fidelio, Nannetta/Falstaff, Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi and Zerlina/Don Giovanni in the N.Y.C. area. The roles of Adele Die Fledermaus at the
Rom Festival and that of Gloria in Kreneks Vertrauenssache at Stadttheater Rostock led her to return to Europe.
Julia Koci’s most recent role debut took her back to the traditional musicaltheatre genre as Mrs Molloy in Hello Dolly at the Wiener Volksoper where she also sang
Najade in Adriane auf Naxos. Recently the soprano sang the role of Pamina/Die Zauberflöte at the famous openair Opernfestpiele St. Margarethen Festival.
This role she successfully performed with Belgian conductor Dirk Vermeuhlen at the Krakow Opera. With that same conductor she also debued as Erste Dame,
Fiordildgi/Cosi fan tutte and Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro [“..eine feine Komödiantin mit einer goldenen Stimme“-Leidisches Dagblad] in Theatres in Holland and
Belgium a.o. Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Antwerpen with Internationale Opera Producties. In Stadttheater Baden she sang Gabriele in Offenbach‘s Pariser Leben
and Emilie/Frühlingsluft in a new production directed by Bobbi Herzl [“…wie sie aussieht, wie sie singt ist sie eine Operettenperle. “– Der neue Merker]. In the operetta genre
she worked with well known stage director Joey Pflüger as Franziska Cagliari in Wiener Blut. On tour in Japan, Tokyo’s Kawasaki Hall among other theatres, the s
oprano captivated audiences as Gilda/Rigoletto and Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata which were both role debuts for her. In Vienna, she has been a soloist with Neue Oper Wien
and at the Wiener Operetten Sommer and is a regular soloist with the Salon Orchester Alt Wien performing solely Mozart & Johann Strauss concerts in the Wiener
Konzerthaus, a.o. [“...les meilleurs airs de Mozart et Strauß. Le tout accompagné d’un baryton et d’une soprano - ...et Julia Koči, retenez bien ces noms! “
- Le Soleil]. The soprano is also an active oratorio and concert singer in which she is to be heard regularly in St. Stephansdom, Schubert-, and Franziskanerkirche in Vienna.
She has been a soloist at the Carinthischen Sommerfestwochen for the past three years with the Junge Philharmonie Wien and has had several radio performances on
Ö1 and the ORF. The Junge Philharmonie Wien is an ensemble the soprano concertizes with on a regular basis in Austria and its neighboring countries, among them the
Wiener Konzerthaus and the Budapest Concerthall [...the soprano Julia Koči, an artist with a strong stage presence, guided her voice with graceful ease not only i
n the higher registers but also in the low with dynamic richness...- Il Messagero].
Julia Koci can be heard with the Ziehrer Orcherster on the CD Recording "Lachen, Kosen, Tanzen" and with the Junge Philharmonie Wien singing Mozart Arias
"Auf ewig dein Mozart". On DVD as Pamina with Opernfestpielen St. Margarethen in “Zauberflöte für Kinder”.