French Canadian mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne is acclaimed for the vocal agility and expressive power of her dark‑hued tone, focusing on the works of Berlioz, Mozart, and Rossini. A frequent guest artist at the worlds finest opera houses and symphonies, Ms. Boulianne’s collaborations have included conductors Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Franz Welser-Möst, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Mark Elder, Fabio Luisi, James Gaffigan, Marin Alsop and Michael Tilson Thomas, performing at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, La Monnaie in Brussels, The Royal Concertgebouw, Opéra national de Paris, Opernhaus Zürich, Glyndebourne Festival and with the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, among many others. In March 2009, Naxos Records released a recording of Shéhérazade and L’enfant et les sortilèges featuring Julie Boulianne and the Nashville Symphony, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Classical Album. Ms. Boulianne can also be heard on a ATMA Classique release of Mahler’s Lieder. She also recorded by Analekta Handel & Porpora – The London Years, and recently, Alma Opressa, Vivaldi – Handel: Arias. Julie Boulianne is a graduate of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music and Juilliard School of Music in New York. She splits her time between the UK and Montréal.