The mezzo-soprano/alto Julia Faylenbogen received her musical training at the A.
V. Nezhdanova Academy of Music in Odessa, Ukraine and the Hanns Eisler School of
The singer was a member of the opera studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf,
where she could be heard as Ramiro in ‘La finta giardiniera’.
In the 2006-07 to 2011-12 seasons, Julia Faylenbogen was a permanent member of the
ensemble of the State Opera in Hanover, where she convincingly sang Hansel in ‘Hansel
and Gretel’, Niklausse in ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ and The Child in ‘L'enfant et les
sortilèges’. The young singer also distinguished herself as Octavian in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’
and gave her much acclaimed debut as Carmen. In December 2011, she could be experienced
as The Composer in ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ on her home stage for the first time.
As guest, Julia Faylenbogen could be heard at the European Sacred Music Festival
in Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ and in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as Krobyle in ‘Des Esels
Schatten’. At the Norwegian State Opera in Oslo she gave a guest performance as the
3rd Wood Sprite in ‘Rusalka’. In the summer of 2010, the young singer was a great
success in the premiere of Rihm’s ‘Dionysos’ at the Salzburg Festival; she also gave
guest performances with this production at the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam and
at the Staatsoper Berlin. In addition, she debuted highly successfully in the fall
of 2010 as Erda in ‘Rheingold’ at the Oper Halle, where she also played Fricka in
‘Die Walküre’. At the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, the artist was the 3rd Lady
in ‘Die Zauberflöte’ and returned as Schwertleite in ‘Die Walküre’ in 2013-14. Moreover,
she sang the role of Mercedes in ‘Carmen’ at the Bavarian State Opera Munich and
Erda again in ‘Das Rheingold’ at the Oper Halle.
In 2014-15 she sang Venus in ‘Tannhäuser’ at the Bielefeld Opera and at the Theater
Lübeck, as well as again 3rd Lady in ‘Die Zauberflöte’ at the Dutch National Opera
Since 2015-16, Julia Faylenbogen has been a member of the ensemble of the National
Theatre Mannheim. Her roles there are, among others, Agave in Henze’s ‘The Bassarids’,
Floßhilde and Erda in ‘Rheingold’, Floßhilde in ‘Götterdämmerung’, Voice from Above
in ‘Parsifal’, Isaura in Rossini’s ‘Tancredi’, 3rd Lady in ‘Die Zauberflöte’, Babulenka
in Prokofiev’s ‘The Gambler’ and Jelisaweta Prokofjewna Jepantschina in ‘Der Idiot’
by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. New roles there in 2016-17 include Ulrica in ‘Un ballo in
maschera’, Amneris in ‘Aida’, Klytaemnestra in ‘Elektra’ and Gertrud in ‘Hansel and
As a concert singer, Julia Faylenbogen can primarily be heard in romantic repertoire
at renowned locations with prestigious orchestras, e.g., in Stravinsky’s ‘The Nightingale’
with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Pierre Boulez. In 2016 she will sing various
concerts with Enoch zu Guttenberg, including in the Wiener Musikverein, in the Philharmonie
am Gasteig in Munich, at the Rheingau Music Festival and at the Herrenchiemsee Festival.