Oakville born soprano, Julie Gate, recently graduated with her Bachelor of Music Honours
Performance degree at the University of Western Ontario, under the tutelage of Rachel Mallon.
In the past, she has performed in Western Universities Opera Gala (2016/2019) and made her
operatic debut as Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Halifax Summer Opera
Festival (2018). Julie had the opportunity to attend Opera Nuova’s 10-day opera program (2018)
in Edmonton Alberta. While there she worked with many accomplished Canadian singers, and
completed workshops led by Carol Castel, Rebecca Hass, and Kim Mattice Wanat. Julie has
spent time learning languages such as French, Spanish and Italian to further her performance
skills. She is looking forward returning to the Halifax Summer Opera Festival as the First Lady
in Die Zauberflöte.