Julie Nesrallah, who graduated from Carleton with a Bachelor of Arts in 1995, is a sensational singer, actress and broadcaster who captivates audiences with her engaging personality and her rich, expressive voice. She is regularly engaged by leading opera companies, symphonies, festivals and chamber music ensembles across North America and around the world.
“Anytime anyone asks me what it was like to study music at Carleton, I tell them it was one of the best educational experiences of my life on so many levels,” says Nesrallah. “There is so much musicological magic happening on the hidden ninth floor of the Loeb Building. When I graduated, I felt like I stepped into the world well-educated and truly inspired.”
In 2014, Nesrallah was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her cultural contribution to Canada as a singer and as the host of CBC Radio’s national classical music program Tempo.
On July 1, 2011, Nesrallah sang God Save the Queen for His Royal Highness Prince William and Her Royal Highness Princess Kate during Canada Day festivities in Ottawa on Parliament Hill in a performance that was viewed by millions of people around the world.
She also performed An Evening for Peace in Montreal for Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan and performed at Carnegie Hall with classical harpist Caroline Leonardelli.
Nesrallah is the Executive Producer and star of Carmen on Tap – an opera company she created that has performed Georges Bizet’s Carmen as dinner theatre at venues like the Stratford Music Festival, Prince Edward County Music Festival, Ottawa International Music Festival and Lula Lounge in Toronto.