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Julia Bullock Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • soprano

American vocalist Julia Bullock is “a musician who delights in making her own rules” (New Yorker). Currently serving as 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence of the San Francisco Symphony, she looks forward to making her debut at Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet with a reprise of Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine, a musical portrait of Josephine Baker that was conceived by Bullock with Peter Sellars and written for her by Tyshawn Sorey and Claudia Rankine. The vocalist previously made debuts at San Francisco Opera in the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, Santa Fe Opera in Doctor Atomic, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Dutch National Opera in The Rake’s Progress, and the English National Opera, Spain’s Teatro Real and Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre in the title role of The Indian Queen.

In concert, she has collaborated with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic, while her recital highlights include appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Celebrity Series, Washington’s Kennedy Center, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was the 2018–19 Artist-in-Residence. Her growing discography features Grammy-nominated accounts of West Side Story, and Doctor Atomic, which she recorded with the composer conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Committed to integrating community activism with her musical life, Bullock is also a prominent voice for social consciousness and change.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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