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Contextualizing the Repertoire

“As one of the foremost classical singers of the current generation, Julia Bullock’s relationship to music begins with its context. Though the classical music industry may be notorious for overlooking its systemic problems, Bullock instead questions her surroundings with sharp intellect and reason—and does so bluntly.”

Julia Bullock: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

One of today’s smartest, most arresting vocalists in any genre…Bullock, who also considers herself an activist, has shaken up the classical music world recently with provocative programming and expressive performances…It’s among the most transcendent musical moments I’ve experienced this year.

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Best Classical Music of 2020

One of the few opera stars who retains her voice’s seductive potency as she scales down for small rooms, this American soprano was in Germany with her husband, the conductor Christian Reif, for the first part of lockdown. He joined her on piano in a memorable series of songs they posted on social media. None...