Julia Bonnett

Julia has performed roles for SeattleOpera, Tacoma Opera, Burnaby Lyric Opera, and Vancouver Opera. In concert, she has sung with theVancouver Symphony, the Vancouver Bach Choir, The Turning Point Ensemble, Vetta Chamber Music and the Little Chamber Music Series That Could. Julia’s various musical activities have included performing with Vancouver’s World Beat band Olam, Shakespeare at the Opera for the Banff Arts Festival and the role of Anna in Theatre Under the Stars’ production of The King and I.  Julia has been heard in recital on CBC Radio’s West Coast Performance and on CBC TV’s Opening Night with Vancouver’s Hard Rubber Orchestra.  She spent many seasons singing with the Vancouver Opera Chorus, and more recently has been working as a Teaching Artist with Vancouver Opera’s Music Champions and Project Opera programs, while also visiting schools as an Artist in Residence with the Vancouver School Board.  She has also performed with the Health Arts Society, which provides concerts for seniors and others in care. As a parent, she works to encourage the musical world of her two children, aged 12 and 8.  After two years spent touring BC with Vancouver Opera in the Schools, Julia was left with a vivid impression of how music and drama can engage children. With this as inspiration, her interest is in helping kids build upon their curiosity about music, encouraging their natural creativity.  This Christmas season, Julia will be performing in a fundraising concert for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.