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Julia Bullock, soprano in free recital

  • Folly Theater 300 West 12th Street Kansas City, MO, 64105 United States (map)

The New York Times heralded that Julia Bullock is “poised for a significant career.” The charismatic soprano has been lighting up stages around the world, performing vocal repertoire from Schubert to Broadway. Bullock's Folly Theater recital with pianist John Arida will show off her amazing range.

Equally at home with opera and concert repertoire, she has captivated audiences with her versatile artistry and commanding stage presence. This season, Ms. Bullock launched the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s season in its Bernstein Gala, sang the role of Pamina in concert performances of The Magic Flute with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, made her San Francisco Opera debut in the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West composed by John Adams to a libretto by Peter Sellars, joined the Dutch National Opera in a company premiere of The Rake’s Progress, sang the role of Maria in a concert version of West Side Story with NHK Orchestra in Tokyo, makes her Santa Fe Opera debut as Kitty Oppenheimer in Doctor Atomic, and tours North America in recital with performances under the auspices of Boston Celebrity Series, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Hall, and Harriman-Jewell Series, among others.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Bullock integrates her musical life with community activism.  She has organized and participated in benefit concerts in support of the FSH Society, the Music and Medicine Initiative for New York’s Weill Medical Center, and the Shropshire Music Foundation, a non-profit that serves war-affected children and adolescents through music education and performance programs in Kosovo, Northern Ireland, and Uganda.  


Art songs by Schubert, Barber, Fauré, and several works from the 20-century American songbook arranged by Jeremy Siskind; including Nina Simone's Four Women, Billie Holiday and Sonny White's Our Love is Different, and more.

An audience/artist conversation from the stage will immediately follow the concert.

See related Education Event: free performance for students at Schlagle High School.
See related Education Event: free vocal master class at William Jewell College.

This Discovery Concert is free to the public. "Print at home" online tickets with parking pass are available now by using the TICKETS button below (limit 4 per household).

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.