Born in Limburg, Julia Kleiter studied with William Workmann in Hamburg and with Klesie Kelly-Moog in Cologne and debuted 2004 as Pamina at Opéra-Bastille in Paris under Jiri Kout. In the meantime she has sung this role in several productions in Madrid, Zürich, at the Edinburgh Festival, in New York, Munich and at Salzburg Festival with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marc Minkowski, Claudio Abbado or Adam Fischer.
2005 she was heard as Giunia in Lucio Silla by Johann Christian Bach under Theodor Guschlbauer with Zurich Opera in Winterthur, in Zurich she performed 2006 Serpetta in under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, 2007 Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and Zdenka in Arabella La Finta Giardiniera unter Franz Welser-Möst and 2010 Ilia under Harnoncourt.
Other highlights of her operatic career were Papagena under Claudio Abbado in Ferrara, Baden-Baden and Modena, Susanna in in Verona, Reggio Emilia, Dresden and Paris, Celia in Mozart’s in Lucio Silla Le Nozze di Figaro unter Tamas Netopil in Venise and at the Salzburg Festival, Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice under Ricardo Muti in Florence and Euridice under Thomas Hengelbrock in Paris, Marzelline in Fidelio in Ferrara, Baden-Baden and Madrid under Claudio Abbado and in Paris under Sylvain Cambreling, Händel’s Acis und Galathea in concert in Göttingen, Ilia under Harnoncourt in Graz, Ännchen in Der Freischütz (Hengelbrock/Wilson) in Baden-Baden and Dortmund, Zendka under Ulf Schirmer and Sophie under Donald Runnicles at Deutsche Oper Berlin. 2012 she debuted highly successfull as Almirena at Lyric Opera of Chicago in Händel’s Rinaldo and returned to Paris as Zdenka under Philippe Jordan.
As a concert singer and recitalist she is guesting in all major concert halls and is working with conductors such as Helmut Rilling, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Jeffrey Tate, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marc Minkowski, Ivor Bolten, René Jacobs, Christoph Poppen, Daniel Harding or Marek Janowski.
Several dvd and cd recordings are proving her artistic variety.