Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
[Julie Makerov's] warm soprano bloomed beautifully at many crucial moments. Toronto Globe and Mail
Julie Makerov's plush soprano voice and vulnerability were ideal for the goddess Freia. The New York Times
soprano Julie Makerov provided an affecting portrayal of her character with a full, rounded vocal tone and skilled acting…she displayed quicksilver agility in the cabaletta ‘Di tale amor. Opera News
The Toronto Star declares “Julie Makerov as Senta. . .was every inch the ringing life force Wagner intended.” As winner of the 2010 Dora Award, Canada’s most prestigious live theater honor, Ms. Makerov was recognized for her compelling portrayal of Senta in Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” and continues to captivate audiences internationally. This gifted young dramatic soprano’s voice has been described as “Gloriously commanding” (La Scena Musicale), “Sumptuous” (ArtsSF.com), and “soaring” (The Oakland Tribune). The New York Times proclaims “Julie Makerov’s plush soprano voice and vulnerability were ideal . . . for the goddess Freia.” Ms. Makerov’s future engagements include making her debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and bringing her internationally acclaimed Tosca to the Canadian Opera Company.
In the 2012-2013 season, Ms. Makerov will make her company and role debut as Gertrude in “Hänsel und Gretel” with Lyric Opera of Chicago, and joins Los Angeles Opera for their production of “Der Fliegende Holländer”. Recent performances include the title role in “Tosca” for the Canadian Opera Company, and Queen of Hearts in the North American premiere of Unsuk Chin’s “Alice in Wonderland” for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. In the 2010-2011 season Ms. Makerov performed in Salzburg where she thrilled audiences as Senta in “Der Fliegende Holländer” with The Mozarteum Orchestra under the baton of Sir Ivor Bolton.
Performances for the 2009-2010 season included a return to Oper Frankfurt, where she sang the role of Margherita in Boito’s “Mefistofele”, and to the Canadian Opera Company where she was awarded Toronto’s Dora Award for her outstanding performance as Senta in Christopher Alden and Allen Moyer’s acclaimed production of Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer”. In addition, she returned to her native Los Angeles to perform a concert of arias and songs entitled “Songs in the Earth and Air” in conjunction with the USC Fisher Museum of Art.
In the 2008-2009 season Ms. Makerov garnered outstanding critical acclaim singing the title role in Dvorák’s Rusalka and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Canadian Opera Company. She also reprised the role of Rusalka in the Czech Republic with the cesky Krumlov International Music Festival. The National Post raves “Soprano Julie Makerov as Rusalka is heartbreaking as a willful young forest spirit.” Globe and Mail says of her Donna Elvira “The Don’s most persistent and masochistic conquest, the conflicted Donna Elvira, who loves her scoundrel in spite of everything, was beautifully sung by Julie Makerov in a steady, well-focused lyrico spinto.”