Julie's warmth and exceptional vocal talents have fast made her a new leading lady of the Australian stage. As a concert artist and theatrical performer, Julie sings music across a number of genres including musical theatre, opera, operetta and classical cross-over.
Julie’s professional career started at nineteen, when she was selected to perform the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera alongside Anthony Warlow. The following year Julie performed Maria in Bernsteinʼs West Side Story, which toured nationally. Press reviews reflected that Julieʼs Maria was “the standout performance with her mixture of innocence and burgeoning sexuality.”
Julie debuted with Sydney Chamber Opera in the title role of The Cunning Little Vixen. In the same year Julie released her debut classical album “Love Went a-Riding” for Skylark Classics, featuring Art Songs with Sharolyn Kimmorley on piano. Julie was then cast as Grace in the national tour of Annie, where she shared the stage with theatrical greats Nancy Hayes, Anthony Warlow and Todd McKenney. She was nominated for a Green Room Award for this role.
Julie’s concert and event highlights include: leading the National Anthem for the opening ceremony of the Australian Youth Olympics Festival and the Australia Day Spectacular, Darling Harbour, Opera in the Market with trumpet extraordinaire James Morrison, Opera in the Alps, Carols by Candlelight at the Melbourne Myer Music Bowl (with Channel Nine Broadcast), The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols Brisbane, appearing at Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for the Australia Oriental Media Association, performed A Cole Porter Celebration Concert with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and debuted with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in their Gershwin American Songbook concert under the baton of the Boston Pops Orchestra conductor - Keith Lockhart.
Julie began working with Opera Australia in 2015 as a member of the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Program and over two years, performed the roles of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Voce dal Ciel in Don Carlos, Musetta, Princess Ninetta in Love of Three Oranges and the Woodbird in The Ring for the National company.
In 2017, Julie appeared as a Principal with Opera Australia once again. Latest roles include: Musetta in La Boheme, Girofle /Girofla in Two Weddings, One Bride – a new operetta created by Robert Greene, Flower Maiden 2 in Parsifal and Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow. Concert performances include: AR Rahman in the Asia Topa Festival, Melbourne and joining the elite line up for the BRAVO Cruise with Jose Carreras.
2018 performances include: Musetta in La Boheme (Handa Opera on the Harbour), Greta in Metamorphosis, the title role in The Merry Widow.
For more information about Julie Lea Goodwin visit: www.julieleagoodwin.com