Julia Bullock
Allison Michael Orenstein

Julia Bullock


Julia Bullock is hailed as one of the most
unique and singular voices of her generation.
She seamlessly intertwines her profound
social consciousness and activism
with her versatile artistry. Effortlessly, she
manages to fill every note she sings with a
sense of grace and urgency. In 2021, she
was honoured as ‘agent of change’ by Musical
America. With her impressive stage
presence, she has toured many leading arts
institutions around the world. Among others,
she sang roles in Terence Blanchard’s
Fire Shut Up my Bones, John Adams’ Doctor
and Purcell’s The Indian Queen.
She is also a founding core member of the
American Modern Opera Company (AMOC)
and has held several positions as a curator
at several arts institutions. In the 2018-19
season, she served as the Metropolitan
Museum of Art’s Artist-in-Residence and
used her tenure to curate a repertoire ranging
from a programme of settings of the
poetry of black American poet Langston
Hughes, a chamber arrangement of John
Adams’s Christmas oratorio, El Niño, and a
recital presenting songs from the enslaved,
which also featured world premieres of
songs by black female composers. Bullock’s
Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine, was
also created as part of this programme.
With this project very close to her heart, she
returns to Dutch National Opera, where she
previously sang leading roles in Stravinsky’s
The Rake’s Progress, John Adams’ Girls of
the Golden West
and Michel van der Aa’s

Update: 06-03-2023