Julie Wright Costa
  • Professor, School Of Music
  • Associate Artistic Director, The Ohio Light Opera / The College of Wooster
  • Voice Area Head, School Of Music

Creative Research

  • 2018 Ohio Light Opera: Sullivan, Iolanthe, The Fairy Queen; 2018 Ohio Light Opera: Offenbach, La Périchole, stage director; 2018 The University of Utah School of Music: Red, White & Gold, Voice Area collaborative Christmas Compact Disc Recording, soloist, (for PR and donor distribution); 2018 Ohio Light Opera: National Audition Tour – in charge of casting; 2018 Opéra Louisiane: Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel, stage director; 2018 Salt Lake Symphony: W. A. Mozart, Requiem, soprano soloist; 2018 Opéra Louisiane: Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore, Buttercup; 2018 Western Plains Opera: Rodgers, The King and I, stage director. Performance, completed 12/31/2018.
  • 2016 Ohio Light Opera: Offenbach, La Vie Parisienne, stage director. 2016 Ohio Light Opera: Novello, The Dancing Years, Maria Ziegler. 2016 Ohio Light Opera: Kern, Have A Heart, Mrs. Pyne. 2016 Ohio Light Opera: Berlin, Annie Get Your Gun, Dolly Tate. Performance, completed 07/2016.
  • Ohio Light Opera: Symposium - One woman show/recital on the life of Mary Ellis, created by Steven Daigle, Director of Opera, The Eastman School of Music, Mary Ellis. Ohio Light Opera: Sullivan, The Yeoman of the Guard, stage director. Ohio Light Opera: Lehàr, Friederike, Madame Schöll. Ohio Light Opera: Sullivan, Ruddigore, Dame Hannah. Ohio Light Opera: The Duchess of Chicago, stage director. Operetta Foundation DVD: Operetta Archives, OA 1023. Recording: Ohio Light Opera: Herbert, Dream City and the Magic Knight, Maria and Ortrud. Compact Disc Recording: Albany Records, Troy1541-42. Ohio Light Opera: Herbert, Dream City and the Magic Knight, Maria and Ortrud. Operetta Foundation DVD: Operetta Archives, OA 1024. Performance, completed 08/09/2015.
  • Lecture/Concert to the Unknown Goddess: The Music, Poetry and Art of Barbara Strozzi, Veronica Franco, and Artemisia Gentileschi, in coordination with Cheryl Hart, Lisa Chaufty, Margaret Toscano, John Lenti, Carli Schaub and DMA student Emily Nelson. Performance, completed 03/21/2014.
  • University of Utah Philharmonia: Ravel, Shéhérazade, principal soloist. Performance, completed 02/27/2014.
  • The Ohio Light Opera: Offenbach, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Baroness Ann von Hinundzurück. The Ohio Light Opera: J. Strauss II, The Gypsy Baron, Czipra. The Ohio Light Opera: Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore, stage director. Compact Disc Recording: Albany Records, TROY 1459-60. The Ohio Light Opera: Sullivan, The Gondoliers, stage director. Performance, completed 08/2013.
  • Ohio Light Opera: Sullivan, The Gondoliers, stage director. Ohio Light Opera: Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore, stage director. Compact Disc Recording: Albany Records, TROY 1459-60. Ohio Light Opera: J. Strauss II, The Gypsy Baron, Czipra. Ohio Light Opera: Offenbach, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Baroness Ann von Hinundzurück. Performance, completed 08/2013.
  • The University of Utah: Sundays@7, faculty chamber music series. Joint recital with members of The Utah Symphony, Lisa Byrnes, Dr. Robert Breault, and Michael Chipman. Bach, "The Wedding Cantata" (BWV 211). Performance, completed 11/08/2009.
  • Ohio Light Opera: Bock, "Fiddler on the Roof," Golde. Performance, completed 2009.
  • Ohio Light Opera: Herbert, "Mlle. Modiste," Madame Cecile. Recorded on Compact Disc, Albany Records: TROY 1146-47. Performance, completed 2009.
  • Ohio Light Opera: Sullivan, "Ruddigore," stage director. Recorded on Compact Disc, Albany Records: TROY 1164-65. Performance, completed 2009.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Western Europe