New Camerata Opera has commissioned a short opera film based on the life of Julie d’Aubigny, from composer Whitney George and librettist Lila Palmer. A swashbuckling, bisexual swordswoman and opera singer alive during the 17th-century, d'Aubigny fought to cultivate a world in which those who misbehaved got what they deserved. The film, entitled "Julie", will tell her incredible story, which emphasizes the importance of courage in the face of adversity and the pursuit of equality for all.
Julie - Danielle Buonaiuto
Marie - MaKayla McDonald
De La Tour d’Auvergne - Stan Lacy
La Rochefoucauld - Victor Khodadad
Duke of La F-S - Erik Bagger
Duc de Durfot - Jay Chacon
Prince of Commerce - Brian Alvarado
Secretary Grand Ecuyer - Brian Alvarado
Henri - Stan Lacy
Courtier 1 - Samina Aslam
Courtier 2 - Nicole Leone
Courtier 3 - Heather Jones
Courtier 4 - Cara Search
NCO's production will be the first to tell the adventurous story of Julie d’Aubigny through opera, befitting the scope and talent of one of the greatest heroines in history. The company will distribute it for free on its YouTube channel. In this way, NCO intends to spread d’Aubigny’s message worldwide, bringing opera to anyone with a digital screen.