The German Mezzo Soprano Julia Rutigliano was born in Würzburg, Germany but has Italian roots. She began her career as a soprano and studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Prof. Daphne Evangelatos and at the Bayerischen Theaterakademie August Everding.
After her studies she was engaged at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. There she had the chance to work with renowned artists such as Helmut Deutsch, Celine Dutilly, Christian Pöppelreiter, Florentine Klepper, Doris Dörrie, Jakob Peters- Messer, Christoph Schlingensief, Christoph Hammer und Alexander Joel. Her repertoire includes roles such as Donna Elvira, Venus, Carmen, Olga, Orlofsky, Meg Page, Fuchs, Helena, Valencienne, Lola, Flora, 2. Dame und Isabella in Freax by Moritz Eggert. As a guest soloist she appeared at the Bayreuther Barocktage and the Staatstheater Karlsruhe, where she had a great success as Alarico, at the Festival A*DEvantgarde in Munich, the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, the Staatstheater Nürnberg and at the Theater Bonn.
In fall 2005 she sang concerts (Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro) with the Munich Kammerorchester conducted by Christoph Poppen in the Kulturcasino Bern, the Tonahalle Zurich, the Strawinsky Auditorium Montreux and the Victoria Hall in Geneva.
In Nürnberg she sang Flora, Lola, 2. Dame, Linetta (The Love for Three Oranges), Kate Pinkerton or Valencienne. At the Prinzregententheater in Munich she sang Donna Elvira, Helena, Alarico and Liddy. She could be heard as Josepha Vogelhuber (Im weißen Rössl) in Bonn and recently sang Mary in Der fliegende Holländer Open Air in Braunschweig. She could be heard as Carmen at the Theater Ingolstadt in 2009 and sang Donna Elvira with great success in Oldenburg.
Since 2009/10 she is a member of the Ensemble of the Braunschweig Opera, where she was Carmen, Olga, Suzuki, Prinz Orlofsky, Aksinja, Hermia, Hippolyta, Carmen, Meg Page and Donna Elvira.
"Julia Rutigliano was a convincing Carmen, a wonderful actress with a huge range. Her well used mezzo soprano has sparkling high notes, and a depth that was astonishing. She never forces her voice. Well earned enthusiastic applause greeted her at the end." says bs-live about her Carmen.
In 2011 she made her debut as Tannhäuser Venus in Bremen.
She won First Prize at 25th Robert-Stolz Competition in Hamburg and the "Karl-Böhm-Prize" for best Mozart Interpretation at the Ferruccio Tagliavini Competition. Julia Rutigliano has received scholarships from the Deutscher Bühnenverein and the Richard Wagner Society.