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Internationally acclaimed Soprano, Julia Radosz, has been praised for her "lovely lyric soprano" (Musical America) and her "warm tone and agile phrasing" (Austin XL). Her stunning voice coupled with her magnetic stage presence has won her many awards including first prize at The Jenny Lind, Marcella Sembrich, and Connecticut Concert Opera Competitions. She has performed leading roles with companies such as Opera Orlando, Opera Naples, and Wichita Grand Opera. Her vast musical understanding enable her to tailor her programs to fit a variety of occasions- from weddings, light cocktail parties, formal corporate events, to full classical concerts.
Could not have been better. Julia exceeded all hopes and expectations. Prompt and helpful with correspondence and details. Surprise for my son who works in Brooklyn at a craft brewery. As for her singing: spectacular!!!!!! Plus she found me a tenor so the song could properly be performed as a duet. She looked fabulous and owing to her extensive experience could create a scene dramatically standing on a cement floor in a brewery!!! My son was gobsmacked and his coworkers enjoyed it. 6 stars!!
Worth every $. Came in advance to check sound, was engaging, even my 4 young kids enjoyed
Ms. Radosz was so incredibly lovely to work with for our event and she arrived promptly and looked beautiful and sang beautifully. We were so thrilled and pleased with her performance. Music experts at our Memorial at the college were very impressed with Ms. Radosz and I felt so blessed to have been able to facilitate her appearance. She was charming and very professional throughout. I would highly recommend her.
Julia was the surprise entertainment at my mother-in-law's surprise party last night. Both my mother-in-law, and all the guests, were so excited to have a professional opera singer in our house. It was truly like having a singer step off the stage into our living room. Also, the whole process was so easy. She was proactive and called me to get more details about what we were looking for and even brought her own amp. I want to plan another event so we can have her come sing!
Julia played the perfect part of a surprise opera performance. Both acting and song was perfectly excecuted. Amazing experience!
Julia sang a beautiful arrangement of arias of Puccini, Mozart , Schicchi and even a few Schubert Lieder (songs) that brought tears to eyes. She was the "surprise" artist that overwhelmed and delivered the music beautifully. We all loved her!
Excellent performance and easy planning.
Julia was a absolute pleasure to work with. She was punctual, professional and a wonderful singer. Knew the requested songs and sand a capella beautifully. We would definitely recommend Julia.
Julia performed at my birthday party last week. It was an intimate dinner party in a private room at a restaurant. She immediately blew us away with her incredible voice and animated performance. She truly made my night special. Thanks again!
Price Range: $250-$5000
Gig Length: 30 - 200 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect utmost professionalism and singing of the highest level. I bring my A-game to every event, big or small, and look forward to assisting in hand-selecting music to suit your needs. When you contact me, you can let me know what music you would like performed, or, if you need help, tell me a bit about your event, and I can give you some options that you can select from. I look forward to helping in every way I can!
Julia's recent reviews:
"Julia Radosz was a perky appealing Tormentilla" "Julia Radosz was a properly dreamy, petulant Lydia"
(New York Times- Steve Smith)
“Julia Radosz sang Tormentilla with a lovely lyric soprano that gave special resonance to the girl’s reflective utterances, like the amusing song in which she fears that her poisonous qualities will preclude true love.”
(Musical America- George Loomis)
"Julia Radosz portrayed the suffering singer Antonia with a pliable and rich soprano and was convincing in presenting a tragic heroine whose own voice becomes her demise."
(Broome Arts Mirror)
-Les Contes d'Hoffmann
“Ms. Radosz's Sembrich performance was conducted at the beautiful St. Stanislaus Shrine in Slavic Village, Cleveland. Her first offering was “Martern aller Arten”, Wolfgang Mozart. She made a vivid and enduring first impression – very effervescent with a beautiful expressive face and truly powerful voice. Julia'a performance of “Robert, toi que j’aime” by G. Meyerbee revealed her enormous and surprising power as a singer, providing an enchanting sense of immense human emotion. She has a regal princess bearing. Yet, Julia has the strength and grace to sing songs like “‘Tis the Last Rose of Summer” with a coquettish charm and warm and loving delivery. The ACPC members and guests reacted to her mesmerizing performance by rising and applauding vigorously at length, showing their appreciation for Julia’s outstanding performance of her entire program.”
(American Council for Polish Culture Newsletter)
Hi! My name is Julia, and I am a working, professional operatic soprano. I have put my formal performer's biography below, but also wanted to let you know what kind performances I sing outside of my stage engagements. I have performed for events sponsored by big corporations such as Fendi, GAMCO, The New York Historical Society, and more! Plus, I perform at intimate gatherings, such as house parties, weddings, or any special occasion! I look forward to helping make your event elegant and musical
Now, for the serious bio:
Julia Radosz has been praised by Musical America as a “lovely lyric soprano”, impressing with her “warm tone and agile phrasing” (Austin XL). This past season Ms. Radosz added the roles of Madama Butterfly (Raylynmor Opera) and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (Staller Center for the Arts) to her repertoire. Ms. Radosz was also chosen as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos, sponsored by the Joan Sutherland/Richard Bonynge Foundation. This spring, Ms. Radosz debuted with Rhode Island Philharmonic in a Puccini concert led by Marie Jacquot, presented a recital of Liszt and Italian Grand opera in Carnegie Hall Presents . . . recital series in Florida, and created the role of Ophelia in the recording of Erik Lautier’s new opera, Hamlet: an epic opera.
Last season, Ms. Radosz made three role debuts as Musetta (La Bohème) with Wichita Grand Opera (opposite Sam Ramey), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with Opera Orlando, and covered the role of Roxanne Conti (Contessa) in the critically acclaimed ¡Figaro! (90210) Off-Broadway which is an adaptation of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. She performed concerts with Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra featuring excerpts from La Traviata and La Bohème, and with Litha Symphony Orchestra featuring works by Wagner, Verdi, Mussorgsky, and Fauré, and a Rosa Ponselle tribute with Lyric Opera Baltimore at Ponselle's estate in Maryland- Villa Pace. She also joined the prestigious Bel Canto at Caramoor's Young Artist Program and was a featured soloist in several concerts.
Previous performances include Violetta in La traviata with Delaware Valley Opera and North Dutchess Symphony Orchestra in which she was praised for her “astonishing performance, brilliant soprano and thrilling embellishments that were augmented by the most subtle and heart-rending acting” (Voce di Meche), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Cape Cod Opera, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with North Shore Music Festival, Raylynmor Opera, and Opera Southeast, Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Magnolia Hawks (Showboat) with Opera Naples, Berenice in L'occasione fa il ladro with Little OPERA Theatre of NY, and Rose-Marie with Light Opera of New York.
While in residency with Tri-Cities Opera, Ms. Radosz made several role debuts including Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), and Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffman), where she received much praise for her “Spinning top ... impressive chest register” and “pliable, rich soprano” (Broome Arts Mirror). With The Butler Opera Center, Ms. Radosz has sung Susannah, the Governess in Turn of the Screw, Lady Madeline in the American premiere of Debussy’s opera La Chute de la Maison Usher, and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Austin, in which she was lauded for her “technically sound, rich performance” (The Austin Chronicle).
Ms. Radosz' ability to learn roles quickly and accurately makes her in demand for challenging modern repertoire as well as for last minute engagements. She premiered in New York City the leading roles of several operas, including, Olympia in Haim Elisha's A Certain Quiet (Theater for the New City), Tormentilla in Ralph Vaughn Williams’ The Poisoned Kiss, and Lydia Larkspur in Kirke Mechem's The Rivals (Bronx Opera), in which she was praised by The New York Times for her “properly dreamy, petulant Lydia” and Broadway World for her “strong, musically adept performance." Ms. Radosz was also called upon last minute by Miami Lyric Opera where she sang to great acclaim under the baton of Imre Pallo. The Miami Herald wrote: "[Julia Radosz'] captivating personality and pinpoint coloratura riveted attention.”
Concert performances include works of Verdi and Donizetti with Annapolis Opera, excerpts from Rigoletto and La Traviata with Gulfshore Opera under the baton of Maestro Paul Nadler, Faure's Requiem with Litha Symphony Orchestra, Haydn's Creation with Broome County Orchestra, and recitals based on the repertoire of Jenny Lind and Marcella Sembrich, which were featured at the Bijou Theatre in Connecticut, and The Sembrich Museum, respectively.
Ms. Radosz has garnered numerous awards, including: Winner of the Jenny Lind Competition, Connecticut Concert Opera Competition, Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Vocal Competition, and the 5 Towns Music and Arts Foundation Competition, a Grant Winner from The CareerBridges Foundation, 2nd Place in the Kosciuszko Foundation's Marcella Sembrich Vocal Competition, 2nd Place in the National Federation of Music Club's Biennial Young Artist Awards, 3rd place in New Jersey State Opera's Alfredo Siligpigni Competition, the Bel Canto Award at the Orpheus Competition, finalist in the Liederkranz Competition Opera Division, and a guild encouragement recipient at the Palm Beach Opera Competition.
Additional Booking Notes
I come with my own backing tracks, and will just need to plug into a speaker system (big or small, if in a house). If an accompanist is needed, they will require a separate fee, or, if you wish, I can hire the accompanist, and work that into my fee. Don't worry about the technical side, as I can talk you through it all, step-by-step.
Past Booked Events
|April 22, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Birthday Party|
|April 19, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|March 29, 2019 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|April 03, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 02, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Retirement Party|
|March 11, 2016 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm||Prank/Surprise|
|February 09, 2016||Corporate Event|
|February 06, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 01, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|August 23, 2015||Religious Celebration|
|January 14, 2015||Birthday Party|
All standard operatic/classical/broadway rep is known. If you have any special requests, please let me know!
Influences & Inspiration
Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Renata Tebaldi
If an accompanist is required, a piano or keyboard is necessary