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 NY 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 Alain Altinoglu and K.Warlikowski in Lulu (Berg) for the Royal Theater of la Monnaie in Brussels, with whom she had previously sung Zerlina, for la Monnaie too.
She was previously invited 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. She created the Mother in l’Abrégé des Merveilles de Marco Polo of Arthur Lavandier, in Rouen Opera and the Berlioz festival at la Côte St André in 2022.
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 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.
She explores the repertoire of her sicilian family, and creates in 2021 the band Caluna.
Her upcoming projects : Catharsis in Petit Moyen Grand at St Étienne Opera, a french recital with Delphine Dussaux in Briare, Mozart’s Coronation Mass in Bordeaux, and she will create « Façons Tragiques de tuer une Femme », an opera of Diana Soh, a Les Bouffes du Nord and Aix en Provence festival coproduction next summer.