Recently hailed as a « lyrical miracle » by the american press for her creation of the first part in David Lang’s Prisoner of the State for the Philharmonic Orchestra (Jaap Van Zweden), Julie Mathevet enjoys today a career full of rich and diverse projects.
Also skilled and experimented as an actor, she mutliplies projects as theatrical as musical, and sings and acts with les Musiciens du Louvre in an Offenbach show. She collaborates with Warlikowski and Alain Altinoglu in Lulu (Berg) for the Royal Theater of la Monnaie in Brussels. Passionate about multidisciplinary projects, she creates, as an actor and singer in Nazanin Fakoor’s performance « Totalitaria », with a lot of room for improvisation. She also helps creating the first edition of the Libre Cour festival, in Bordeaux, that mixes a lot of different repertoires.
She was invited last year by the Cleveland Orchestra to sing Naïade and cover for Zerbinetta. She covered the same Zerbinetta in rehearsal in Toulouse’s Capitole. Preceding that she sang miss Ellen and covered Lakmé in Malmö.
After being one of the members of the Opera Bastide company in Bordeaux for two years, she joined the Paris Opera Academy in 2008, and also trained as an actor during those years. She sang Le Feu in l’Enfant et les Sortilèges in Bastille, Zerbinetta in concert in Garnier and performed in Akhmatova (Mantovani) and la Cerisaie (Fénelon), two creations for Paris Bastille Opera. She collaborated with Jérôme Corréas and les Paladins, in a Haëndel concert for the Musée du Louvre.
She created in 2013 the first role of La Dispute (Mernier) in Brussels’s la Monnaie, in which her « naive and self-astonished character and acting talents blow a youthful wind on the stage ». She sang Servilia in la Fenice, conducted by Ottavio Dantone, and the Queen of the Night and Fantasia (Offenbach’s « a Trip to the Moon ») in Massy opera.
Julie has performed various roles for prestigious venues such as Verbier festival, Bastille, Malmö, Sydney, Cleveland, with conductors like Charles Dutoit, Franz Welser-Möst, Philippe Jordan…She sang Zerlina in la Monnaie, staged by K.Warlikowski.
In concert, she performed in Mozart’s Great Mass in D minor in Bordeaux, St John’s Passion in Lyon, Haëndel’s Laudate Pueri Dominum in St Etienne, the Carmina Burana….
In recital, she created in 2019 the piano/voice duet « Curieuse », with Ruta Lenciauskaïte, devoted to french melody, and (re)discovering female composers in the past and the present. She explores the repertoire of her sicilian family, and creates in 2021 the band Caluna.
Her upcoming projects : the Mother in l’Abrégé des Merveilles (creation by Arthur Lavandier) in Rouen, Yniold in Montpellier, the Queen of the Night with Les Chants de Garonne, and will tour with Offenbach and les Musiciens du Louvre.