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The Toronto Star declares “Julie Makerov as Senta…was every inch the ringing life force Wagner intended.”  As winner of the 2010 Dora Award, Canada’s most prestigious live theater honor, Ms. Makerov was recognized for her compelling portrayal of Senta in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer and continues to captivate audiences internationally.  This gifted young dramatic soprano’s voice has been described as “gloriously commanding”(la scena musicale), “sumptuous”(ArtsSF.com), and “soaring”(The Oakland Tribune).  The New York Times proclaims “Julie Makerov’s plush soprano voice and vulnerability were ideal for the godess Freia”, and of her debut with Los Angeles Opera, The Huffington post wrote “Julie Makerov is triumphant!”.

Ms. Makerov’s upcoming engagements include making her debut with Houston Grand Opera singing Gerhilde in Wagner’s Die Walküre under the baton of Patrick Summers.

Ms. Makerov’s most recent engagements include singing Sieglinde in Die Walküre with the American Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leon Botstein, singing Chrysotemis in Elektra with Des Moines Metro Opera and performing the role of the Queen of Hearts in Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland with Opera Theater of Saint Louis.

In the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons Ms. Makerov made her debuts with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Los Angeles Opera, singing the role of The Mother in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, and Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer.  Ms. Makerov also sang the title role of Tosca with the Canadian Opera Company, and performed the role of Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer in Salzburg under the baton of Sir Ivor Bolton.

During the 2009-2010 season Ms. Makerov returned to Oper Frankfurt, where she sang the role of Margherita in Boito’s Mefistofele, and to the Canadian Opera Company where she sang Senta in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer.  In addition she returned to her native Los Angeles to perform a concert of arias and songs entitled “Songs in the Earth and Air” in conjunction with the USC fisher Museum of Art.

In the 2008-2009 season Ms. Makerov garnered outstanding critical acclaim singing the title role in Dvořák’s Rusalka and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Canadian Opera Company.  She also reprised the role of Rusalka in the Czech Republic with the Český Krumlov International Music Festival.

In the 2007-2008 included the soprano’s debuts with Theater Erfurt and Oper Frankfurt singing the title role in Tosca and performing in Matsumoto, Japan with Seji Ozawa’s internationally acclaimed Saito Kinnen festival.  Ms. Makerov also joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera where she covered the roles of Gerhilde, Lady in waiting, The Shopkeeper, and Mme. Peronskaya in the productions of Die Walküre, MacBeth and War and Peace, and toured with them to Japan.

Ms. Makerov’s other notable operatic engagements include Gerhilde in Die Walküre and Freia in Das Rheingold with Canadian Opera Company, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Seattle Opera and Sarasota Opera, the title role in Tosca with Sarasota Opera, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly with Palm Beach Opera, Sarasota Opera and Opera San Jose, and Leonora in Il Trovatoreand Alice Ford in Falstaff, with Opera San Jose.

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Julie Makerov steps in as Senta under the baton of James Conlon in the Flying Dutchman at Los Angeles Opera with only minutes notice
Ms. Makerov saved opening night at Los Angeles Opera when she replaced soprano Elizabete Matos as Senta in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman.

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