Julia Novikova was born in St.Petersburg, Russia in 1983. She studied opera singing at St.Petersburg State Conservatory (Prof. Olga Kondina) and graduated in 2006 with full marks. During the years of studying she took an active part in the work of the St.Petersburg Conservatory Opera Theatre.

On the stage of Mariinsky Theatre Julia Novikova performed in 2006 the part of Flora in Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw” under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
Julia Novikova became prize-winner and finalist of several international competitions, such as Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition, Sweden (2006), Concours de Geneve, Switzerland and Neue Stimmen, Germany (2007). In 2008 she received Emmerich Smola Förderpreis in the context of Musikdebüt project of SWR Television.

Beginning with the season 2006/2007 Julia Novikova is a soloist at Musiktheater Dortmund, Germany, where she has performed among others the parts of Olympia in Offenbach’s “Les contes d’Hoffmann”, Rosina in Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, Queen of Shemaha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel” and Gilda in Verdi’s “Rigoletto”.

In 2008 Julia Novikova will sing Königin der Nacht in Die “Zauberflöte” in Oper Frankfurt.

Julia sings “Om också vinden blåser” (Daniel Börtz):

Julia sings “Stjärnöga” (Wilhelm Stenhammar):