Artist Manager: Caroline Slade
Julia Kogan is an international award-winning British American-French opera singer, writer and presenter. She has performed at top venues around the world (Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, etc.), released five solo albums and has had her work featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Opera News, BBC Radio 3 and 4, and many others. Her latest recording with composer Isabelle Aboulker was singled out as Best Classical CD of 2019 by the Arts Desk. Julia’s BBC Radio 4 documentary, The Lost Songs of Hollywood, was chosen ‘pick of the week’ by the BBC. She is the co-writer of feature film Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.
Julia’s biography is currently being updated for the 2021-22 season. Please contact us for the most up to date version.
ISABELLE ABOULKER: MÉLODIES – SONGS EN FRANÇAIS AND IN ENGLISH / FIRST HAND RECORDS
Two decades of collaboration have now resulted in this superb compilation of 20 songs, works which clearly belong in the great French chanson tradition. That Aboulker is on keyboard duties adds to the magic: you can’t imagine this music being performed with greater authority… Kogan’s warm, characterful voice never grates, and her immaculate diction means that anyone with a smattering of French will be able to follow what’s going on… An important, enjoyable set.
Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, August 2019
COSÌ FAN TUTTE / OXFORD PHILOMUSICO OPERA
There was some fine singing all round, but it was Julia Kogan, in Fiordiligi’s demanding arias, who stood out, both vocally and dramatically. Her Act 2 lament, as she struggled with her feelings, was a tour de force.
Nicola Lisle, Oxford Times, May 2015
Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi)
Der Schauspieldirektor (Madam Herz)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Blonde)
Die Zauberflöte (Queen of the Night)
Ariadne auf Naxos (Zerbinetta)
Street Scene (Greta Fiorentino)
Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill