Julia Mintzer is a dynamic young mezzo with fine dramatic and musical instincts. A young artist at the Washington National Opera for season 2012-13, she is currently a company member at the Semperoper Dresden. Her repertoire includes: Carmen; Dorabella; Komponist; Donna Elvira; Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito, Giulio Cesare); Orfeo (Gluck); Meg Page and Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea).
At Washington National Opera, her roles were Hansel, Clotilde (Norma) and Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena – WNO Opera Insight, Kennedy Center).
Julia Mintzer made her debut at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2013 in David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion.
In August 2013, Julia Mintzer joined the Semperoper Dresden. Her roles for season 2014/15 include Mercédès (Carmen) and the leading role in Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren. The 2013/14 season held Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte); Flora, The Page (Salome); Dryade, and Emma May in the world premiere of Tsangaris’s Karl May: Raum der Wahrheit.
Ms Mintzer’s concert engagements include: Handel’s Messiah with Boston Baroque, Washington National Cathedral, the Toledo Symphony and Seraphic Fire, and Mozart’s Requiem at Washington National Cathedral.
Julia Mintzer graduated from The Juilliard School and the Boston University Opera Institute. In 2012, she sang the title role in La Tragédie de Carmen and Stephano in Roméo et Juliette with Dayton Opera before joining the Apprentice Program at Santa Fe Opera.
Her busy upcoming season holds appearances as Petra in A Little Night Music at the Phoenicia Festival, Cherubino at the Kingston Festival, and Suzuki with Florentine Opera.