Julie Lea Goodwin
Julie Lea Goodwin’s most recent performances for Opera Australia have included Maria in West Side Story, Musetta in La bohème, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Madama Cortese in Il viaggio a Reims, Wendy Whiteley in the World Premiere of Whiteley and the title role in The Merry Widow.
Aged only 19, Julie Lea was invited to sing the leading role of Christine Daae in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera – starring Anthony Warlow. The following year, she played Maria in West Side Story across Australia.
Other highlights have included the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen for Sydney Chamber Opera and her Green Room Award-nominated performance as Grace in Annie
Her debut classical album Love Went a-Riding (featuring English Art Songs accompanied by Sharolyn Kimmorley) was released by Skylark Classics. Julie Lea has featured as soprano soloist with the Melbourne Symphony (The Music of AR Rahmen), the Adelaide Symphony (Gershwin’s American Songbook) and Sydney Philharmonia (A Cole Porter Celebration).
Julie Lea Goodwin is supported by Marianne and Warren Lesnie