Soprano Julia Grizzell's coloratura sparkles in repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary. Recent and upcoming performances include the role of Cleopatra in "Giulio Cesare in Egitto" with the Handel Opera Academy in Tarnowskie Góry, Poland, and the title role in Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” with Verismo Opera.
Julia is an avid concert soloist. She has performed the soprano solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Orff's Carmina Burana and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, all with the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra. Other solo performances include Rutter's Magnificat and Requiem with Grace Community Church of Visalia, and Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass in C minor, which she sang throughout Italy, Prague, and Budapest with the Biola Chorale.
Ensemble performances include "The Abduction from the Seraglio" with Opera San José, the obscure Massenet opera "Le Cid" with Odyssey Opera in Boston, Berlioz' "La Damnation de Faust", Falla's "La Vida Breve", and the world premiere of John Harbison's "Koussevitsky Said" at the Tanglewood Music Festival, as well as Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Brahms’ "Requiem" with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Bach's "St. John Passion" with the Back Bay Chorale at Harvard University.
As a coloratura soprano, Julia's favorite opera roles have been the Queen of the Night (Mozart, "The Magic Flute") with Biola Opera Theater, Zdenka (Strauss, "Arabella") with Florida State Opera, and Le Feu (Ravel, "L'enfant et les sortilèges") with Bel Canto Northwest.
Julia holds a Master of Music degree from Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Biola Conservatory of Music. She also studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.