American Modern Opera Company Announces US Tour of ‘El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered’

(Photo credit: Allison-Michael-Orenstein, Thomas Leonard, Stefan Ruiz, & the Lyric Opera of Chicago) The American Modern Opera Company has announced its US Tour of “El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered” for Dec. 11-22. John Adams and Peter Sellars’ chamber work celebrates Latin American poets and the voices of women. Performing alongside the concept designer of the performance soprano Julia Bullock, is contralto {…}

Julia Bullock Releases Open Letter to Kansas City Symphony Orchestra over Josh Jones’ Tenure Dispute

Julia Bullock has written an open letter to the Kansas City Symphony following percussionist Josh Jones’ dispute over his denied tenure. The soprano took to social media and said, “To the Kansas City Symphony, Board of Directors, Orchestra Members, and Administration: After two weeks of struggling to understand the ongoing dispute regarding the tenure process of percussionist Josh Jones, I {…}

Julia Bullock, Iestyn Davies, Louise Kwong, Ilker Arcayürek, Catriona Morison Headline Edinburgh International Festival’s 2023 Season

The Edinburgh International Festival has unveiled its 2023 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. It all kicks off with a performance of Tan Dun’s “Buddha Passion,” conducted by the composer himself. Soloists include Louise Kwong, Samantha Chong, Chen Chen, Sun Li, Batubagen, Tan Weiwei, and Chen Yining. Performance Dates: August 5, {…}

Julia Bullock, Michael Fabiano, Javier Camarena, Anna Pirozzi, Freddie De Tommaso Headline Liceu+ Streaming Slate for 2023-24

The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced the programming for its 2023-24 Liceu+ slate. The company will live stream “Eugene Onegin.” The opera stars Svetlana Aksenova, Audun Iversen, and Alexey Neklyudov. Josep Pons conducts. Streaming Date: Oct. 8, 2023 / Special Edition in November 2023 Next up is “Antony and Cleopatra” with Julia Bullock and Gerald Finley. John Adams conducts. {…}

Julia Bullock & Mark Padmore Highlight Shriver Hall’s 2023-24 Season

The Shriver Hall Concert Series, Baltimore’s premier presenter of chamber music ensembles and solo recitalists, has announced its 2023-24 (its 58th) concert season. For the purposes of this article, we will highlight the vocal performances only. Soprano Julia Bullock makes her Baltimore recital debut alongside pianist Bretton Brown. The two will perform a wide-ranging program featuring works by Schubert, Schumann, {…}

Diana Damrau, Kristine Opolais, Elīna Garanca & Juan Diego Flórez Lead Carnegie Hall’s 2023-24 Season

Carnegie Hall has announced its 2023-24 season bringing some of the greatest artists in the world. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Sphinx Virtuosi will feature bass players Xavier Foley and Kebra Seyoun-Charles with special guests Raquel González and Abel Selaocoe. The program will include Javier Farias, Andrea Casarrubios, Villa-Lobos, and Xavier Foley music. Performance {…}

Latonia Moore, Julia Bullock & Stéphane Degout Lead Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Thomas’ “Hamlet” will be presented in collaboration with Ópera Comique and will be conducted by Louis Langrée. The opera stars Jodie DeVos, Stéphane Degout, and Laurent Alvaro. Céline Gaudier directs. Performance Dates: Nov. 17 & 19, 2023 Dalia Stasevska and {…}