Holder of a Bachelor degree in Law, the Belgian mezzo-soprano Julie BAILLY won the First Prizes and higher degrees in Song and Lyric Art from the Royal Conservatory of Liège and Brussels. In 2003 she was a finalist in the Mario Lanza Competition in Filignano (Italy). After two years of perfecting courses at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the direction of José Van Dam, she graduated with distinction. Throughout her training, she followed the teachings of Albrecht Klora, Mireille Alcantara, Andréas Scholl, Tom Krauz… She is currently studying with Daniel Ottevaere.
She has sung under the direction of prestigious conductors such as Daniel Oren, Michele Mariotti, Bruno Campanella, Guy Van Waas, Pierre Cao (with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra), Louis Langrée (and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège), Yvan Törtz , Kasushi Ono, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Paolo Arrivabeni (at the ORW) …
Abroad, it has already performed in the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, in France (Festival d’Ambronay, Festival d’Avignon, concerts in Paris, Lille, Rouen, Grenoble, Limoges, ..), in Germany (Fall Festival in Düsseldorf) , Switzerland (Opera Festival in Sint-Moritz and in Basel), in Spain (Festival of Santander), in Luxembourg (with the Philharmonic Orchestra), in Morocco …
At the Vlaamse Opera, she played the following roles: Glasha (Kat’a Kabanova by Janacek directed by Robert Carsen), Schwertleite (Die Walküre directed by Ivo van Hove), soeur Mathilde (le Dialogue des Carmelites by Poulenc, directed by Robert Carsen).
At the Monnaie/Munt, she performed in Fidalma (Il Matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa – direction : Vincent Boussart), Maddalena (Viaggio a Reims by Rossini, direction L Ronconi), Mother Goose (Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress directed by Robert Lepage). This is also where she was given the opportunity to work on the role of Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande) in a production of Pierre Audi.
After successful debut at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in the role of Fyodor (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov), we can regulalry be seen on the Liege scene. She has performed Le Page in Salome by Strauss, Rosalia in The Equivoco Stravagante by Rossini, Annina in La Traviata, Leona in La Belle Hélène by Offenbach, Zulma in L’Italiana in Algeri by Rossini, Lisbé in Zémire et Azor by Grétry, Doralice in La Gazzetta by Rossini, Tisbé in Rossini’s Cenerentola, Giannetta in the Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Armelinde in the P Viardot Cendrillon, Lucilla in the Rossini ‘s Scala di seta, Venus in the Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers, Albina in the Rossini’s La donna del Lago, Mariette Goupille in the creation #Folon of N Campogrande and Ines in the Verdi’s Il Trovatore.
Very interested in contemporary art, she had the chance to participate in cantatas Garrett List (« Au Coeur du monde » and « Etat de siège »), and the production « Anathema » by Groupov at the Avignon Festival.
She regularly sings with the ancient music set Altro Tempo, and will be Armelinde at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie and Festivals de Wallonie in the P Viardot’s Cendrillon.