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Julie Comparini undertook professional stage acting training at a young age and later completed degrees in cognitive science/linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and early music singing at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen.

Photo © Anna Matz
Photo © Anna Matz

A specialist in early music, new music and multimedia theater, their repertoire includes rare or newly re-discovered early operas such as Le Cinesi, The Dragon of Wantley, Orpheus, oder die wunderbare Beständigkeit der Liebe and Doktor und Apotheker as well as in interdisciplinary theater pieces such as the„Stadtteiloper“ Menuchims Reise, the world premiere of the operetta Cabaret Voltaire and the scenic production Weihnachtsoratorium unwrapped. Their own creations of multimedia projects and scenic concerts such as Meeresleuchten, Some Strange Felicity, Métamorphoses and De nachtegaal have enjoyed performances in multiple European countries.

As a concert and ensemble singer, they sang the title role in the modern premiere of Simon Mayr's Jacob a Labano fugiens and have performed under the direction of Olof Boman, Michi Gaigg and Thomas Hengelbrock. They appear regularly with the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester and have sung more than 100 Bach cantatas as part of the project “Laudate-Cantate” at the Kirche Unser Lieben Frauen in Bremen. In 2020, composer Ailís Ní Ríain wrote the song cycle Watershed for them and Irish Arts Council Music Commissions Award recipient Yonit Kosovske.

Their academic work includes lectures, seminars, teaching voice and Renaissance notation, and translating Baroque song texts. They founded the Musikfilmfestival Bremen with harpsichordist Alina Rotaru and curated it from 2013-2019.