In July 2021 Julia Kleiter will once again be heard at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as Eva in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg". At the Filmnächte am Elbufer in Dresden she will sing Solveig in Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt under John Storgårds with the Dresden Philharmonic.

Highlights of the 2021/22 season include the world premiere of "Die Liebenden" by Manfred Trojahn in Amsterdam, the season opening concert of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, a concert tour with Zemlinsky's "Lyric Symphony" under Christian Thielemann, "Fiordiligi" at the Hamburg State Opera and "Contessa" at the Semperoper Dresden.

Lieder recitals are planned at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, in London, Paris, Munich, at the Lausitz Festival and at the Schubertiade Vilabertran.

Musical education

Soprano Julia Kleiter comes from Limburg an der Lahn. She received her first musical training in the Limburg Cathedral Choir and the local Girls' Choir, which she joined at the age of six. She studied singing at the conservatories in Hamburg and Cologne with Professor William Workmann and Professor Klesie Kelly-Moog.

Already during her training she made a name for herself as a concert singer and in 2003 was engaged by Semyon Bychkov as the 1st Maid in Strauss' "Daphne" for several concert tours and a CD recording.

  Opera engagements

She is closely associated with the Zurich Opera House, where she has sung the most important Mozart roles in her field: the Contessa from Le Nozze di Figaro, Ilia (from) in Idomeneo under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni under Fabio Luisi and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte followed in 2013 and 2016. Likewise in Zurich, she sang the role of Lisa in Léhar's The Land of Smiles alongside Piotr Beczała.( She returns to Zurich in May 2021 with her role debut as Countess Madeleine in Strauss' Capriccio).

Important stations in the recent past were her debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London as Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro under John Eliot Gardiner, the same role she sang - besides Zurich - in Milan, where she was also heard as Ilia in Idomeneo under Diego Fasolis.

At the Salzburg Festival she was heard as Celia in Lucio Silla, as Pamina and Fiordiligi, and as Emma in Schubert's opera Fierrabras under Ingo Metzmacher.

Roles from romantic operas in her repertoire include Agathe in Weber's Freischütz, which she sang in Milan and Dresden, or Eva Pogner from Wagner's Meistersinger. She sang this role under Daniel Barenboim in Berlin and under Philippe Jordan in Paris.

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Lied and concert

As a concert singer, Julia Kleiter can be heard in many important concert halls around the world under conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Giovanni Antonini, Daniel Harding, Riccardo Muti, Philippe Jordan, Fabio Luisi, Silvain Cambreling, Zubin Metha or Marek Janowski.

A great passion is the Lied repertoire: with many different programmes, the singer could be heard, for example, at the Vienna Musikverein, the Mozarteum in Salzburg at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Styriarte Graz, the Lucerne Festival or the Pierre Boulez Hall. 

In February 2020, a recording of Liszt songs together with the pianist Julius Drake was released on the Hyperion label, and in spring 2021, a complete recording of all of Robert Schumann's songs with Christian Gerhaher will be released on Sony Classical, with Julia Kleiter's participation.