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El Cimarrón

For the final event of her Met residency, Julia Bullock forgoes taking center stage in favor of curating and directing the performance of Hans Werner Henze’s El Cimarrón, the story of escaped Afro-Cuban slave Esteban Montejo. Praised as “vivid, seductive and otherworldly” (New York Times), this 75-minute recital for bass-baritone, flute, percussion, and guitar stars...

Premiere of Zauberland at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

On April 5, Julia Bullock stars in the world premiere of Zauberland, a new musical work which juxtaposes Schumann’s Dichterliebe with original songs by composer Bernard Foccroulle and writer Martin Crimp. A “radical and timely new treatment of Schumann’s song-cycle,” Zauberland tells the story of one woman’s flight from the war-torn Middle East to seek...

Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine

Julia Bullock dedicated her fourth performance during her season-long Met residency to Joséphine Baker, the celebrated black artist who left America at the dawn of the Harlem Renaissance to ascend to global superstardom in Paris. In her moving Notes on the Residency, Bullock describes Baker as “not merely an icon for women…not just an icon...

WQXR’s “19 for 19: Artists to Watch in the Upcoming Year”

WQXR kicked off the New Year by announcing a list of 19 artists who they believe their audience will love, including Julia Bullock! Bullock is in good company amongst pianist Inon Barnatan, Louisville Orchestra Director Teddy Abrams, and many other notable musicians. Praising Bullock’s “unforgettable stage presence and [her] voice from heaven,” WQXR lauded the...