Julie Pasturaud
Mezzo-soprano

Julie Pasturaud trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival (as a Lady in Waiting in Macbeth under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski). She has performed numerous roles, including Mercedes (Carmen) at Glyndebourne and the Verbier Festival, Laura (Iolanta) at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, Speranza (L’Orfeo) at the Lyon Opera, Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia) at the Barbican Hall in London, Virtue (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) and Juno (Orphée aux Enfers) at the Bordeaux Opera, Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande) at Sadler’s Wells in London, the Shepherdess / the Bat (L’Enfant et les sortilèges) at the Glyndebourne Festival and the Rome Opera, Oenone (Hippolyte et Aricie) at the Glyndebourne Festival, Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Tisbe (La Cenerentola) at the Lille Opera, Sister Catherine (Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, Miss Benson (Lakmé) at the Avignon Opera, and La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) at the Montpellier Opera. She appeared in the world premiere of Michaël Levinas’s La Métamorphose at the Lille Opera in 2011. She also played the Shepherdess / the Shepherd / the Cat / the Squirrel in L’Enfant et les sortilèges at the Salle Pleyel with the Orchestre national de Lyon conducted by Léonard Slatkin, in Stockholm with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, at La Philharmonie with the Orchestre de Paris (Esa Pekka Salonen), in Geneva and Lausanne with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Charles Dutoit), in Munich and Cologne with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra (Paul Daniel), in Stuttgart with the Radio Symphony Orchestra (Stéphane Denève), in Paris with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra (Mikko Franck) and in Monaco with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic (Kazuki Yamada). She has also performed Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestre national de Bordeaux, Debussy’s Damoiselle élue at the Opéra Bastille, Berlioz’ Nuits d’été with the Orchestre national de Lyon, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire.

Projects: Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Zulma (L’Italiana in Algeri) at the Toulon Opera, the Third Maid (Elektra) at the Bordeaux Opera. Lucienne (Die Tote Stadt) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Berta (The Barber of Seville) at the Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux, and Dorothée (Cendrillon) at the Glyndebourne Festival.