Giulia Montanari is an Italian Soprano who grew up in Germany. After having completed a degree in Musicology and Languages at Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich she graduated at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” Weimar in the class of Prof. Siegfried Gohritz (vocal training).
In June 2018 she won two prizes at the First International Voice Competition “Ebe Stignani” Imola, Italy.
Giulia has been selected as a member of the NRW opera studio program in Germany for the season of 2019/20 in which she performed in several roles and concerts at the Oper Dortmund, Oper Wuppertal and Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen. From 2020 to 2022 Giulia was an ensemble member of the Aalto-Theater Essen where she sang the roles of Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Sandrina (La finta giardiniera), among others. Since 2022 she is part of the ensemble of Oper Köln performing roles such as Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), etc.
In 2019 Giulia was engaged to sing the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) at the "Festival of the German Language" in Bad Lauchstädt under the patronage of Edda Moser. Earlier the same year she sang the role of Rosita in Offenbach's "Un mari à la porte" at the Essen Philharmony.
While she was still studying, Giulia started her career at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar. In the 2017/18 season she gave her debut in the role of Papagena (Die Zauberflöte). In the next season she returned with the roles of Sandmann and Taumann in the new production of "Hänsel und Gretel", as well as in the main role in the world premiere of "Der Eisblumenwald", a children’s opera composed in 2018 for the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar by Jörn Arnecke.
Following her passion for baroque music, Giulia Montanari participated in various baroque masterclasses and festivals. She was invited three times to sing at the Festival du Périgord Noir (France) where she performed the role of Salomé in Stradella’s "San Giovanni Battista", La Bellezza in Händel’s "Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno" and Maria Magdalena in J. A. Hasses "Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalena". In 2016 she sung at the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart coached by Hans-Christoph Rademann.
A keen concert soloist, she can be heard performing a wide range of Lied and Oratorio repertoire that reaches from early baroque compositions to contemporary music. In the past years she performed important works and recorded them on CD, the latest with Naxos/Oehms Classics including Mahler's 2nd Symphony conducted by Tomás Netopil.
Since 2010 Giulia has sung regularly with international ensembles including the Norwegian Soloist Choir, the Bavarian Radio Choir/Orchestra, the World Youth Choir, the Chamber Choir of Europe, the Chamberchoir of Scandinavia and the Bavarian Youth Choir. Her work with these choirs has led her all throughout Europe and the Middle East and enabled her to perform with notable conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Stefan Parkman, Anu Tali, Mariss Jansons, Ulf Schirmer and Peter Dijkstra.