Noted by the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun for her “flirtatiously manic” and “fearless and riveting” performance of Berio’s Sequenza III, soprano Julieanne Klein is a versatile singer renowned for her ability to bring dramatic interpretations and exquisite beauty of sound to music ranging from the oratorios of J.S. Bach to complex contemporary music. A devoted champion of 20th and 21st century music, Julieanne has sang numerous world premieres and has performed music of this period throughout North America and several cities in Europe, including Vienna, London, Manchester and Hvar, Croatia. Julieanne was the cofounder and resident soprano of Ensemble Prima, a Montreal-based orchestra devoted to performing contemporary repertoire. She toured the United Kingdom performing Pierrot lunaire and Ravel’s Chansons madécasses with the renowned Ulysses Ensemble (sponsored by Britten-Pears/Aldeburgh Music), culminating with a live performance on BBC Radio, and has done contemporary music lecture/performance tours in Southern California, Montreal, and Vienna, Austria.
Notable solo engagements include performances with the JACK Quartet, eighth blackbird, Ulysses Ensemble, Washington Chorus, Mobtown Modern New Music Series, SMCQ Orchestra (Société de musique contemporaine du Québec), Ensemble Contemporaine, Music of Changes, Ensemble Avenir, Ensemble Prima, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Curtis Institute of Music, Thornton Chamber Orchestra, Princeton ProMusica, Trenton Symphony Orchestra and the McGill Contemporary Ensemble. Julieanne’s orchestral and opera performances include many of the pillars of 20th and 21st century repertoire: Erwartung and Pierrot lunaire (Arnold Schoenberg); La voix humaine and Dialogues des Carmélites (Francis Poulenc); Ancient Voices of Children, Night Music I and Night of the Four Moons (George Crumb); Folksongs and O King (Luciano Berio); Fünf Geistliche Lieder and Kantate’s No. 1& 2 (Anton Webern); Wozzeck (selections) and Sieben frühe Lieder (Alban Berg); Bouchera (Claude Vivier); Turn of the Screw (Benjamin Britten); and Seven Romances on Text of Alexander Blok (Dmitri Shostakovich). She has also been heard in live broadcasts and interviews on BBC radio (In Tune), CBC Radio 1 (Cinq a six), CBC Radio-Canada and 105.1 K-MZT (Los Angeles). Recordings include Luna Pearl Woolf’s Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore for Oxingale Records.
Julieanne is also a dedicated pianist, academic scholar and electronic music producer who holds a Doctorate of Music from McGill University, specializing in electronic vocal music. Having spent her life performing opera and 20th-21st century vocal music, she has found a new passion for jazz, music production, and brainstorming up new ways to integrate her passion for art music, electronic sounds, and social causes into her creative endeavors. Recent new media concerts include Electro Vox, a concert of her electronic productions premiered in Vienna at the Essl Museum, and Hildegard Re-Imagined, a electronic reinterpretation of the works of Hildegard von Bingen, presented at a fashion show in Manhattan’s JF & Son Boutique. Julieanne also co-produced, directed and performed on Youn Pa Youn :: One By One, a multimedia art weekend devoted to raising awareness about the current post-earthquake crisis situation in Haiti.
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