Julian Reed has enjoyed a fulfilling career in a variety of roles in many opera companies over the past thirty years, including resident positions at the Dallas Opera, Lyric Opera of Dallas, Niedersaechsishe Staatsoper Hannover, Austin Lyric Opera, and in the past five seasons, was Chorus Master, Principal Coach / Pianist, and Music Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Resident Artist Program at the Arizona Opera. Currently he serves as the assistant chorus master for Dallas Opera.
Mr. Reed has served as a guest artist in companies such as the Seattle Opera, the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Portland Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Memphis, and others. He worked primarily as a vocal coach and rehearsal pianist at the Hannover State Opera, and occasionally served as rehearsal conductor. In addition, Mr. Reed was a featured artist on the company’s “Marshnersaal” recital series. During his tenure, Mr. Reed prepared “gala abends” with famed artists such as Dame Gwyneth Jones, Carol Neblett, Anna Tomova-Sintow, Sherrill Milnes, Kurt Moll, Kurt Rydll, Giuseppe Taddei, and others.
While in Hannover, Mr. Reed was responsible for twenty-four to twenty-six different productions per season. As a conductor, Julian Reed has conducted performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia, La Boheme, Carmen, La Cenerentola, La Grand-Duchesse de Gerolstein, The Merry Widow, Madama Butterfly, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Ruddigore, Rigoletto, La Traviata, and The Magic Flute. Julian Reed apprenticed at the San Francisco Opera in the Merola Program in two different seasons, where he was a winner of the Otto Guth Memorial Award for coaching. As a result, Mr. Reed also toured through twenty-seven states with the Western Opera Theater.