Berkshire Choral International

Julia Foster Rottmayer


Julia Foster Rottmayer is active and acclaimed in the stage, concert, and teaching arenas. Her concert engagements have included Brahms’Requiem, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Bach’s Mass in B minor. On the operatic stage, Julia has recently portrayed Thérèse in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Everly Shrills (Madame Herz) in Mozart’s Impresario, Beth in Adamo’s Little Women, Vitige in Handel’s Flavio, and Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Other favorites performances include Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Rose Maurrant in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, and Adele in Die Fledermaus. She has sung with a variety of orchestras and companies, including the Orlando Philharmonic, Opera Orlando, Amadeus Opernensemble Salzburg, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Ars Lyrica Houston, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Stoughton Opera, and Madison Savoyards.

Julia is an advocate for the performance of Art Song and is a frequent recitalist, having toured throughout the United States. Alongside standard French, German, Italian, and American repertoire, her recitals have incorporated less traditional works, such as George Crumb’s Apparition for soprano and prepared piano. She has premiered works by Scott Gendel and Daniel Crozier, and her early repertoire ranges from Armonia in La Pellegrina to Bach’s celebrated cantata, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen.

In service to the singing community, Julia serves as President of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  She has served as the head of the voice area at Rollins College, as a member of the voice faculties at Kingwood College, Berkshire Choral International, and Madison Early Music Festival, and as Graduate Instructor of voice at the Eastman School of Music (MM) and the University of Houston (DMA). Julia also maintains a thriving private voice studio in Orlando, FL and is highly sought after as a master class clinician and adjudicator for competitions both regionally and nationally. She joins BCI in Sheffield for her fourth season on the faculty