Julia Lima

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Julia Lima (* 1981 in Yugorsk ) is a Russian operatic soprano .


As a child Julia Lima devoted herself to professional gymnastics and later studied sport, which she completed with a master's degree. At the same time she was engaged as a soloist in a choir and successfully participated in singing competitions, after which she decided to pursue a professional singing career. After winning the Grand Prix in Siberia in 1999, she received a full scholarship to the Moscow Academy of Music . During this time she won first prize in the all-Russian competition “Festos” in 2001, the international singing competition “Romansiada” and in 2005 the “International Festival of Arts in Yalta ”. In addition, Lima performed in Russia, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Spain, and France, and regularly participated in filming for cultural TV programs, TV shows, and magazines. In 2008 she made her film debut in the film Very Russian Detective .

From 2011 Lima continued her career in America and first appeared as Madame Herz in Mozart's The Drama Director at the New York Lyric Opera Theater. Other roles were Susanna in the American premiere of Saverio Mercadantes I due Figaro with the Amore Opera, the Queen of the Night and the First Lady in Mozart's Magic Flute with the Opera Company of Brooklyn and as Armida in the baroque pasticcio opera Armida in Angel Orensanz Center. In 2012 and 2013 she made her debut as Rosalinda ( Die Fledermaus ) at the Knoxville Opera and then returned as Musetta ( La Bohème ) to the Amore Opera. She also made her debut as Catarina Cavalieri in the Dicapo Opera Theater's new production, Marrying Mozart .

Julia Lima's repertoire so far includes roles by Giuseppe Verdi (Violetta in La traviata , Gilda in Rigoletto ), Mozart (Donna Anna in Don Giovanni , the title role in Zaide , Constanza in Die Entführung aus dem Serail ), Puccini (Manon in Manon Lescaut , Musetta in La Bohème ) and Gounod (Juliette in Roméo et Juliette , Marguerite in Faust ).

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