Julia Jordan

Julia Jordan (she/her) is an avid lover of Handel’s operas and the baroque genre. She has been a chorister since the age of eight, when she joined the Ottawa Children’s Choir. Ms. Jordan’s music education continued throughout her adolescence and into her young adult life, earning a BMus in voice from the University of Ottawa in 2019. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Jordan sang with several ensembles, including the Ottawa-based 8 voice ensemble, Coro Capriccio. She also traveled to Italy to be a part of Maghan McPhee’s BIIMA summer program for two years in a row; this program allowed Ms. Jordan to practice her solo performance skills and participate in Italian operatic culture.

The Ottawa native has lived on the east coast since 2020, completing her M.A. Musicology at Dalhousie University and studying voice with Dr. Christina Haldane. Her thesis on nineteenth century operatic performance and pedagogy was supervised by Dr. Etelle Joubert, an esteemed opera scholar. During her time at Dalhousie University, Ms. Jordan sang the role of Adele in Dal Opera’s 2021 performance of Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. In addition, Ms. Jordan was featured in the Halifax Summer Opera Festival’s (HSOF) 2022 performance of Gluck’s Armide in the role of Naïde. In the upcoming 2023 HSOF season, Ms. Jordan will sing the role of Atalanta in Handel’s Serse. Now residing in Halifax, Ms. Jordan teaches voice from her home and continues to work on several academic projects.