Originally from Amarillo, Texas, Julie Fiore’s love of the stage sparked early, when she won her first role in a community theatre production of “Babes in Toyland” at the age of five. She’s been hooked ever since.
Possessing an “energetic and richly beautiful soprano voice”, and having performed in over sixty fully-staged productions, Ms. Fiore’s roles span centuries and styles. Her most celebrated performances include “Adina” in L’elisir d’amore, “Mary Willis Tweedy” in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree, “Abigail” in Robert Ward’s The Crucible, and “Sister Constance” in Dialogues of the Carmelites. She sang the role of the “Seraph” in Beethoven’s rarely performed Christus am Oelberge with members of the Amarillo Symphony and the Amarillo Master Chorale.
Julie has been a featured soloist with various regional symphonies and chamber groups, performing in a Pops Concert with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Dallas Ballet, and “An Evening of Ravel” Solo Concert with the Agostino Steffani Festival Orchestra in Castelfranco-Veneto, Italy. Most recently in the Austin area, Julie has created and performed new works and classical “re-imaginations” as part of the Fusebox Festival, Soundspace at the Blanton Museum, East Austin Studio Tour, South By Southwest Music (unofficial), Beerthoven Recital Series, and Thursday Noon Concert Series at Central Presbyterian, among others. She also appeared onstage at the Frank Erwin Center with Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli in February 2012.
Additionally, Julie was a winner of the Amarillo Symphony Youth Concerto Competition, the North Texas Concerto Competition, and a three-time finalist at the Texoma Regional NATS Competition. She has performed in Master Classes with Soprano Patricia Racette, Maestro Maurizio Barbacini (The Metropolitan Opera, Opera Australia, Deutsche Oper Berlin), Maestro Bruno Ragacci (La Scala), and Soprano Mary Jane Johnson (Santa Fe Opera, Prague Opera House). She spent a summer in an intimate performance workshop with Broadway Legend Betty Buckley at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Past summer invitations include the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Italy, Crested Butte Mountain Music Institute in Colorado, and as an Artist-in-Residence for the Taos Opera Institute.
Her ensemble work has led to performances at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Meyerson Center in Dallas, Bass Concert Hall in Fort Worth, and the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. Julie has performed at ACDA, TMEA, and TCDA Conventions, and served as the soprano section leader for the UNT A Cappella Choir, UNT Grand Chorus, and The Lamont Chorale, was a member of the Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble and Conspirare Symphonic Choir in Austin. She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.
Julie is the Founder and Executive Director of “One Ounce Opera” in Austin, Texas. She served as the Directors’ Assistant for Taos Opera Institute from its founding in 2008 until August of 2012. A successful voice instructor, Julie co-directed the 2007 and 2008 Amarillo Opera Camps, a 2015 Agua Fresca Studios summer camp in Wimberley, Texas, and currently nurtures a respected private voice studio in Austin, where she is involved with “Kids in a New Groove”, a non-profit organization which provides music lessons to foster children. In addition to her home studio, in fall 2015, she was invited on to the faculty at the Armstrong Community Music School. She credits her husband, Kris, and their dog, Lucy, for keeping her sane. Her company’s website is www.oneounceopera.com. To inquire about private music lessons, please visit www.fioremusicstudio.com.