This week, soprano Julie Fuchs will make both her house and role debut as Giunia in Mozart’s Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real, Madrid. English conductor Ivor Bolton will conduct a thrilling new production devised by famed German director Claus Guth. A lesser-known work by the then teenage composer, Lucio Silla has seen a revival of interest in recent years with a number of productions in Europe and further afield.
Speaking with us earlier in the week, Julie said:
“I’m really delighted to begin a very exciting season with both a role and house debut at the Teatro Real Madrid. In Claus Guth’s stunning production, Giunia is such a strong character and although it is one of the most challenging roles I’ve taken on, Mozart makes it easy! It always fills me with joy to be singing this repertoire!”
Following these performances, Julie will return to the Opéra national de Paris to make her role debut as Nanetta in Falstaff, alongside bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and under the baton of Fabio Luisi. Further ahead, she will sing the role of Countess Adèle in Le Comte Ory at the Opéra Comique before reprising the role of Morgana in Alcina at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Other appearances include Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Staatsoper Hamburg and a return to Opernhaus Zürich for the title role in L’incoranazione di Poppea.
Julie’s performances of Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real will take place on 15, 17, 20 and 22 September. More information here.