Born in Würzburg, Germany, the half Italian mezzo - soprano Julia Rutigliano studied with Prof. Daphne Evangelatos at the Academy of Music and Theatre Munich and the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding. She was a permanent member of the Nürnberg, Bonn and Braunschweig Opera Ensembles, and guested with great success at the Bremen and Innsbruck Theater as Venus in Tannhäuser and at the Seefestspiele Berlin as Carmen under the direction of renowned director Volker Schlöndorff. Additional roles include Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Charlotte in Werther and Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier and the title role in Donizetti's Opera La Favorite.
Her international debut under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta was in 2013 as Siegrune in Die Walküre at the Maggio Musicale Festival in Florence, where she she was also heard 2014 as Brangäne in Tristan and Isolde.
The collaboration with Maestro Zubin Mehta has brought her to Palau des les Arts, Valencia as Siegrune in Die Walküre and to Tel Aviv with Mahlers 2. Symphonie, Bachs Magnificat and Mozarts Coronation Mass.
2013 she made her debut at the Bayreuth Festival singing Wagner's Ring under Kirill Petrenko as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung and as Siegrune in Die Walküre, returning to Bayreuth with said roles 2014 and 2015.
2016 she has made her debut at the Semperoper Dresden under Christian Thielemann as Siegrune, the State Opera Berlin under Daniel Barenboim, and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam under Valery Gergiev.
2017 she sang under the baton of Marek Janowski as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the concert hall in Dortmund and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Furthermore she participated in a Coproduction with the Salzburg Easterfestival as Grimgerde in Die Walküre to Beijing.
Future engagements include Gertrud in Hänsel and Gretel at DNT Weimar, Hedda Gabler at the National Opera Athens and Carmen at the Theatr Wielki in Warsaw, Poland.
Julia Rutigliano won the 1st Prize at the 25th Robert Stolz Competition in Hamburg and received the Karl Böhm prize for the best Mozart interpretation at the Ferruccio Tagliavini Competition.
2014 she was awarded the Culture Prize of the City of Würzburg.