A graduate of the Opéra National de Paris’ Atelier Lyrique in 2008, Julie Mathevet’s coloratura is particularly delightful in French and Mozartian repertoire. Dedicated to constant artistic exploration, she collaborates with the biggest names in stage direction and is equally and naturally attracted to atypical projects and contemporary creation.
She debuted the role of Eglé in La Dispute by Benoît Mernier at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, directed by Ursel and K.E. Hermann, who some years after invited her to sing Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito at the Teatro de La Fenice in Venice. Other operatic roles include Zerlina Don Giovanni at La Monnaie, directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski; she has sung Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte at the Opera de Massy in Paris, under the direction of Joël Suhubiette, and on tour with the Opera Éclaté. Her taste for acting led her to play Eurydice in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers, and Fantasia in a production of Offenbach’s Le voyage dans la Lune, directed by Olivier Desbordes. She also played Sophie in a production of Werther with the Aquitaine Symphony Orchestra.
Julie has been invited to sing Yniold in Pelleas et Melisande on many stages; at the Opera National de Paris, under the direction of Philippe Jordan in a dramatization by Robert Wilson; at the Verbier Festival with José van Dam and under the baton of Charles Dutoit; and at the Malmö Opera, amongst others.
This season’s engagements include her return to the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie singing the role of Lydia in Fauré’s Pénélope de Fauré, directed by Michel Plasson; last May she has sung Yniold in Pelleas et Melisande with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser Most in a dramatization by Yuval Sharon, as well as with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House, directed by Charles Dutoit.. This Autumn she returns to Malmö Opera to sing Miss Ellen in Lakmé.
Her projects for 2018 include Eurydice (Orphée aux Enfers), Mozart’s Great Mass in D minor in Bordeaux, and Naïade (Ariadne Auf Naxos) in Cleveland. With the New York Symphony Orchestra, she will create in june 2019 the first role of David Lang’s last opera « Prisoner of the State ».