Having recently received her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, Julie Tabash is thrilled to now be joining the Florentine Opera Studio for its 2013-2014 season. Recent roles include Despina in Così Fan Tutte, Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, and solo performances for both musical theater reviews and concerts featuring the music of Giusseppe Verdi with the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Other roles include Rosasharn in the Chicago premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, Maureen Reagan in the world stage premiere of the opera-oratorio Reagan’s Children, as well as Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring and Papagena in The Magic Flute. Recent non-operatic roles include soprano soloist in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, and a series of concerts with the Chicago-based recital group ‘no tiny birds’ led by Mr. Alan Darling. She was a two-time finalist and one-time winner of Northwestern University’s Concerto and Aria Competition, as well as the recipient of three alumni scholarships from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ Artists-In-Training program.