Julie Mathevet receives glorious reviews as she performs in “Prisoner of the State” by David Lang


Soprano Julie Mathevet performed an outstanding role of “The Assistant” in last week’s world premiere of David Lang’s latest opera “Prisoner of the State” followed by two further performances at David Geffen Hall in New York.

Directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer, and accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the opera retells Beethoven’s Fidelio and is about a woman’s attempt to rescue her husband from unjust political imprisonment.

Described as a 'Lyrical Miracle' by one enthusiastic critic, we are very proud of Julie Mathevet making such a brilliant job:

 “[…] As the Assistant, Julie Mathevet, a young, radiant soprano, conveyed both the despair and bitterness in the vocal lines […]”

The New York Times


“[…] The sheer gorgeousness of the vocal overlays and harmonies of singers Julie Mathevet […]”

New York Music Daily


“[…] The acting is as strong as the singing. Mathevet’s tantalizingly brief flights upward are matched by a resolute presence […]”

New York Music Daily


“[…] On stage were the major figures: the diminutive “assistant” (nameless but obviously Leonora, played by the lyrical miracle, Julie Mathevet) […]”

Concerto Net


Watch Julie in “Prisoner of the State”: