First Year at Austin Opera: 2018
Job: Julie oversees all audience experience activities and strategies.
A purveyor of opera in Austin, Julie founded One Ounce Opera in 2012, an independent company focused on re-imagining opera in unexpected spaces. As CEO, Julie won contracts to create memorable guest experiences for municipal, corporate, nonprofit, and private clients. She collaborated with local creative artists of varied genres and techniques, and partnered with over 40 distinct venues and businesses for productions and events aimed at creating comfort, connection, and a memorable audience experience.
Prior to One Ounce Opera, Julie served as the Directors’ Assistant and Program Administrator for Taos Opera Institute during the summer program’s first five seasons. In Taos, she helped discover impactful spaces for concerts and events, strategically collaborating with local businesses and artists. Julie also advocated for the needs of the singing-artists and the faculty to create an efficient, effective, and enjoyable on-site experience for all participants and guests. Julie was the Co-Director for Amarillo Opera’s OperaCamps for two summers, and currently nurtures a respected private voice studio in Austin, where she is on the Program Committee for “Kids In a New Groove”, a non-profit organization which provides no-cost music lessons to foster children.
Julie Fiore is originally from Amarillo, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas, pursued additional studies at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music.