2017 Festival Orchestra: Julia Di Fiore

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Julia Di Fiore, mezzo-soprano

Julia Di Fiore, mezzo-soprano, recently made her professional opera debut with Alamo City Opera as La Cenerentola. Ms. Di Fiore has also portrayed the title role in Bolcom’s Lucrezia, Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady with a Hat Box/Foreign Singer in Postcard from Morocco, Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte, Second Lady and Third Spirit in Die Zauberflöte, Rose Segal in Musto’s Later the Same Evening, Jane in Patience, and the Witch in Into the Woods, for which she won the Magda Lachs Award for Exceptional Performance in the Current Year’s Opera Production at Vanderbilt University. In Austin, Ms. Di Fiore sings with the Austin Opera Chorus, Tinsel Singers, Panoramic Voices, One Ounce Opera, the Ars Longa Ensemble, Inversion Ensemble, and Cantorum. Ms. Di Fiore has also performed with the Austin Baroque Orchestra, Music City Baroque (Nashville), and the Tallahassee Bach Parley. Lately, Ms. Di Fiore was named a winner for the Classical Singer Magazine’s Online Summer Competition. Her other accomplishments include second place in The American Prize in Opera, a finalist for the National Opera Association’s Young Artist Competition, and scholarships from the Tallahassee Music Guild, the Young Singers Foundation, and Florida State University.