The Academy of Vocal Arts

Resident Artists

Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano

AVA second-year Resident Artist

Hometown: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

Education: B.M in Vocal Performance, Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M. in Vocal Performance, Rice University.

Competitions: Encouragement Award, George London Foundation Competition, 2014; District Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Puerto Rico), 2014; Cecilia Bartoli Scholarship, Rice University, 2012-2013.

Roles at AVA: Zulma, L'italiana in Algeri; Javotte, Manon; Dorabella, Così fan tutte; Pauline/Governess/Milovzor, Pique Dame.

Other Roles: Drusilla/Athena, L'incoronazione di Poppea; Johanna, Sweeney Todd; both with the Aspen Music Festival, Ginevra, Ariodante, Rice University; Rosina, Il barbiere di Siviglia; Bianca, La rondine; Zerlina, Don Giovanni; Frédéric (cover), Mignon, all with the Music Academy of the West; Sesto, La clemenza di Tito; Virtù, L'incoronazione di Poppea, both with Oberlin Opera Theater; Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro, Oberlin in Italy.