Yulia Van Doren
YULIA VAN DOREN (soprano) was recognized by Opera Magazine as “A star-to-be” following her Lincoln Center debut. The young Russian-American’s debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra was acclaimed as a “revelation... a ravishing lyric voice and an ease with vocal ornamentation that turned her into an enchanted songbird” (Toronto Star). For her last minute step-in with the Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Plain Dealer praised Van Doren as an artist of “melting poignancy” and added, “To Van Doren, one could easily have listened for hours.” Van Doren’s 2016/17 season features appearances with the Toronto Symphony (Messiah), Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Handel’s Joshua), Milwaukee Symphony (Poulenc’s Gloria), Charlotte Symphony (Mendelssohn’s Elijah), and Arion Baroque Orchestra in a Canadian tour of Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Van Doren also revives her role in Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dido and Aeneas at Brooklyn Academy of Music. A dedicated interpreter of repertoire off the beaten path, career highlights include creating the lead female role in the world premiere of Shostakovich’s Orango with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, directed by Peter Sellars and released on Deutsche Grammophon; two Grammy-nominated opera recordings with the Boston Early Music Festival; the modern revival of Monsigny’s opera Le roi et le fermier at Opera de Versailles, Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center (recorded for Naxos); and a tour of Handel’s Orlando with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to the Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, and Tanglewood festivals.