Julia Bullock


August 7 and 9

American classical-singer Julia Bullock combines versatile artistry with a probing intellect and commanding stage presence. She serves as the 2020-22 Artist-in-Residence of London’s Guildhall School, the opera-programming host of All Arts, and is a founding core member of the American Modern Opera Company.

As 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence, Mrs. Bullock curated thought-provoking programs in iconic spaces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also that year, she took part in a reprisal of the leading role in Adams’s Girls of the Gold West, the world premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the Boston premiere of “Perle Noire,” and her Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra debut of Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. She also toured North America with piano partner John Arida.

As part of her 2019-20 residency, she joined the San Francisco Symphony for Ravel’s Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé and Britten’s Les Illuminations. Her wide-ranging repertoire has been explored in collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Roomful of Teeth, and International Contemporary Ensemble, among others. Mrs. Bullock’s operatic debuts include Girls of the Golden West, Adams’s Doctor Atomic, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, and the title role of Purcell’s The Indian Queen. Her North American recital tour in 2018 included master classes and school performances.

Mrs. Bullock’s growing discography includes her starring role in Doctor Atomic, recorded with the composer conducting, which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her honors include the 2016 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, a 2015 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship, the 2015 Richard F. Gold Grant, and the 2015 Martin E. Segal Award.

Mrs. Bullock is high in demand as a speaker in panels on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts. She serves on the Advisory Board of the diversity in arts advocacy organization Turn The Spotlight and has organized and participated in benefit concerts for the FSHD Society, the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Initiative, and the Shropshire Music Foundation.

Mrs. Bullock joined the artists-in-training program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis while in high school. She earned degrees at the Eastman School of Music and in Bard College’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program and her Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School.