Soprano Julie Ness is a versatile performer of the opera and concert stage. After receiving her training at the Oberlin Conservatory she went on to make her professional debut with Opera San Jose in California and lived and worked on the West coast for many years in both operatic and concert repertoire. While living in New York City, she made her Carnegie Hall debut as the featured soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah and John Rutter’s Requiem and also performed recitals with Trinity Church and the New York Festival of Song. Ms. Ness performed such roles as Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Così fan tutte), Atalanta (Xerxes), Adele (Die Fledermaus), and Norina (Don Pasquale). She has worked with Opera San Jose, Festival Opera, Lake George Opera Festival and the Chicago Humanities Festival and has sung with the American Bach Soloists and the San Francisco City Choir and Orchestra. Ms. Ness has recorded on the Deluxe label and worked with such prominent conductors as Daniel Beckwith, Paul Nadler, Jeffrey Thomas and Michael Barrett. Since moving to Vermont, she has devoted her time to teaching voice privately and with the Upper Valley Music Center, recital work and raising her three young children. Her students are active in the Upper Valley and beyond- with NATS, All State, NEMFA, and within area high schools and local theaters; many are graduates pursuing classical voice and musical theater degrees.