Julie Nesrallah

mezzo-soprano

Julie Nesrallah is a singer, actress and broadcaster who dazzles audiences with her engaging personality and her rich, expressive voice. Miss Nesrallah has sung with leading opera companies, symphonies, festivals and chamber music ensembles across Canada and the United States and around the world. Julie debuted as Isabella in Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers at Pacific Opera Victoria, and went on to perform major roles including The Composer in Strauss’s Ariadne on NaxosSuzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, the title roles in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Bizet’s Carmen, and Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Concerts and festivals include engagements in Paris, Vienna, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau and Brazil. In 2015, Miss Nesrallah sang at Carnegie Hall, New York, in a concert for harp and voice. She sang “God Save the Queen” for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their first visit to Canada in a performance on Parliament Hill that was viewed around the world. She was the sole vocalist in “An Evening for Peace” for Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan in Montreal.

Currently, Miss Nesrallah is the host of Tempo on CBC Music, Canada’s national classical music program; and is also the executive producer and star of Carmen on Tap, a company she created that performs Bizet’s Carmen as dinner theatre. Julie is the recipient of several distinguished awards including the Canada Council for the Arts’ Emerging Artist Award, and most recently the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her cultural contribution to Canada’s performing arts.