JULIE LEA GOODWIN – SOPRANO
Julie's warmth and exceptional vocal talents are fast making her a leading lady of the Australian stage. Her first professional engagement was in 2007, with the long running Australasian tour of The Phantom of the Opera, starring Anthony Warlow, where is appeared in some 200 performances in the role of Christine Daae.
Following this, she performed the role of Maria in the national tour of West Side Story, and the title role in Syndey Chamber Opera's prodcution of The Cunning Little Vixen. Julie is currently performing the role of Grace in the national tour of Annie.
Outside the music theatre stage, Julie regularly performs at corporate and concert events. Highlights include leading the National Anthem for the opening ceremony of the Australian Youth Olympics Festival and the Australia Day Spectacular, Darling Harbour (2007), performing at the momentous Men of League Gala Dinner, celebrating 50 years of Rugby League, and her performances in the spectacular Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl (with Channel Nine broadcast) and Encore at the Sydney Opera House.
Over the years she has performed at a number of large charity events including the Royal Hospital for Women Glaa Dinner, Day of Difference Gala Dinner, All the Jazz for Sad Kids and A Musical Tribute to the Royal Flying Doctors Service and a Christopher Robin Committee fundraising lunch for the Sydney Children's Hospital.
Julie has released her debut classical album Love Went a-Riding fro Skylark Classics, featuring Art Songs in English with Sharolyn Kimmorley on piano. This album is available in ABC Shops and ABC online.
In 2005 she graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium High School, and was awarded a merit scholarship to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she studied with Dr Rowena Cowley. During this time Julie was a featured soloist in the Shcools Spectacular live performances and the ABC TV broadcasts and also graduated from the prestigious Talent Development Project.
Further accolades include the 4MBS Classic FM Outstanding Student Award (2003), an Australian Young Citizen Award (Beaudesert, QLD, 2002), and two scholarships from the Youth and Tourism Foundation for Young Australians (2006/07). Julie is also a proud Ambassador of teh Brisbane Eisteddfod.