Soprano Julia Faulkner has had a distinguished international career with performances on many of the world’s great opera and concert stages. She made her Metropolitan Opera début in the title rôle of Strauss’s Arabella in 1994 and sang major rôles for many years at the Bavarian and Vienna State Operas. Other prestigious engagements have included performances with La Scala, Hamburg, Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Concertgebouw, Dresdener Staatskapelle, Gewandhaus Leipzig, and LA Philharmonic, among many others. An equally celebrated recording artist, Julia Faulkner has recordings on the Naxos, EMI and Deutsche Grammophon labels. The Naxos release of Hoiby songs (8.559375) with the composer at the piano won particular critical praise in the press. Since the fall of 2003 she has been a Professor of Voice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she has established an international reputation as a master voice teacher.