“This is a musician who delights in making her own rules.” —New Yorker

This “exceptional singer of the new generation” (The New York Times), hailed as “opulent and glorious” by Opera News, adds her voice—both the rich, resonant soprano that’s been garnering raves around the world, and the voice of social consciousness and activism that she considers fundamental to her role as artist—to The Met collection.

Social constructs not only impact the art that is made, but they directly influence how art is presented and for whom it is preserved. The Met curatorial and Live Arts staff is a conscious group of individuals who understand how creative voices can influence one another when put in close proximity, so to be given space to consider the art and history of The Met, and the opportunity to more deeply explore what The Met represents and communicates to the world, to New York, and to me personally, has been a great privilege. —Julia Bullock

Is it possible to provide a voice for stories that have been made silent? That’s a question vocalist, intellectual powerhouse, and MetLiveArts Artist in Residence Julia Bullock will ponder as she crafts a season of thought-provoking and transcendent performances that will bring to light some of the hidden narratives we are living with.

In this Now at The Met article, Julia Bullock, muses on the themes of “History’s Persistent Voice” and how she is approaching ideas of identity, objectification, and history throughout her yearlong residency.

History’s Persistent Voice
Saturday, September 15, 7 pm

A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes in Song
Sunday, December 2, 3 pm

Nativity Reconsidered
Friday, December 21, 5:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, December 22, 1:30 pm
Saturday, December 22, 5:30 pm (SOLD OUT)

Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine
Wednesday, January 16, 8 pm
Thursday, January 17, 8 pm

El Cimarrón
Friday, May 10, 7 pm
Saturday, May 11, 7 pm
This residency is made possible by the Chester Dale Fund and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.