Julie-Anne Hamula, soprano, has been praised as a “lovely lyric soprano” (Musical America, Jan. 2012) with “agile phrasing” and “considerable vocal energy” (Austin XL, Entertainment Review). Julie-Anne is available for Weddings, Vocal Recitals, Parties, Corporate Events, and More! Her background in Opera, Concert, and Recital work enables her to have a vast musical understanding with which to bring to your event! She tailors her programs to fit a variety of occasions- from light, cocktail parties, to more classically inclined concerts. In addition, Julie-Anne's training enables to learn new music quickly, should you have a special request. Her knowledge of sacred and religious music for different denominations is especially valuable when choosing appropriate music for Weddings, or other religious ceremonies. As a cantor for the Catholic Mass, Ms. Hamula understands the full liturgy sequence for various ceremonies, including Weddings and Funerals. She currently serves as an in-house Cantor for Saint Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Hoboken, NJ.
On the Opera stage, Julie-Anne has recently sung the iconic role of Violetta in "La traviata" with Delware Valley Opera, Helena in Opera Naples' production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Lauretta in Opera Experience Southeast's "Gianni Schicchi". This past season she has performed Tormentilla in Ralph Vaughn Williams' "The Poisoned Kiss", with Bronx Opera, the title role in Friml's "Rose-Marie" with Light Opera of New York, Magnolia Hawks in Opera Naples' production of "Showboat", Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Cape Cod Opera, and Antonia in "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" with Tri-Cities Opera. Also, with Tri-Cities Opera, she has sung Fiordiligi in "Cosí fan tutte", Adina in "L'elisir d'amore" , Susanna in "Le Nozze di Figaro", and Gilda in "Rigoletto".
Julie-Anne has sung the title role in Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah" with The Butler Opera Center in Austin, TX, and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Austin, in which she was lauded for her “technically sound, rich performance” (The Austin Chronicle). Other roles with the Butler Opera Center include the Governess in "Turn of the Screw", and Lady Madeline in the American premiere of Debussy's opera "La Chute de la Maison Usher". She has also sung Miss Silverpeal in "The Impresario" and Ms. Wordsworth in "Albert Herring" in Princeton, NJ. With the College Light Opera Company in Cape Cod, she sang the title role in "Naughty Marietta" and Adriana in "Boys from Syracuse".
This past year, Julie-Anne was the Winner of the Jenny Lind Competition, Connecticut Concert Opera's American Opera Idol Competition, the 5 Towns Music and Arts Foundation Competition, a Grant Winner from The CareerBridges Foundation, the 2nd Place winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation's Marcella Sembrich Vocal Competition, the 2nd Place winner of the National Federation of Music Club's Biennial Young Artist Awards, and winner of the Bel Canto Award at the Orpheus Competition. In 2011, she was the Winner of the Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Vocal Competition sponsored by the American Council for Polish Culture, a recipient of a CareerBridges Encouragement Award, finalist in the Liederkranz Competition General Opera Division, a guild encouragement recipient at the Palm Beach Opera Competition, and the recipient of the Phyllis Bryn-Julson Award at the Civic Morning Musicals Competition in Syracuse, NY.
Julie-Anne looks forward to working with you, and helping you make a special musical memory!