Soprano Julia Cooke maintains an active performing career in opera, concert, and recital work. She has performed leading roles in Faust, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, and Verdi’s rarely performed Il Corsaro. Companies include Baltimore Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Sarasota Opera, and L'Opera Piccola in Chicago.
On the concert stage, Cooke made her Avery Fisher Hall debut in 2009 as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana, other highlights include appearances with Anchorage Symphony, Maryland Symphony, York Symphony, Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, and Long Bay Symphony. A specialist in French Art Song, Cooke has appeared in recital in Nice, France and in New York City as part of acclaimed pianist Dalton Baldwin’s recital series.
Honors include being a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards, regional winner of the MacAllister Awards, as well as the recipient of multiple grants from the Sarasota Opera. Cooke holds a MM degree in opera from Indiana University, and a BA degree in music and psychology from the University of Rochester. In addition to her position teaching voice at Towson University, she is currently on the voice faculty at Morgan State University. She also serves on the board of directors of Baltimore Concert Opera.