Julie Makerov debuted with Des Moines Metro Opera earning impressive critical acclaim for her portrayal of Chrysothemis in Strauss’s Elektra. Her enthralling performance prompted The Des Moines Register to say “Soprano Julie Makerov makes her company debut as the weaker-willed sister, Chrysothemis, but she is hardly spineless. Her voice is the show’s biggest, slicing through even the thickest orchestral lava as she yearns for a simpler life with a husband and kids. (Something eles I learned afterward: Makerov is seven-months pregnant. Her baby got an earful.)”.