Julia Bullock is the 2018-19 Artist in Residence of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Is it possible to provide a voice for stories that have been made silent? That’s a question vocalist, intellectual powerhouse, and MetLiveArts Artist in Residence Julia Bullock will ponder as she crafts a season of thought-provoking and transcendent performances that will bring to light some of the hidden narratives we are living with.

This “exceptional singer of the new generation” (The New York Times), hailed as “opulent and glorious” by Opera News, adds her voice—both the rich, resonant soprano that’s been garnering raves around the world, and the voice of social consciousness and activism that she considers fundamental to her role as artist—to The Met collection.

Julia Bullock has created five programs that will be presented throughout the year.  Her residency will include collaborations with renowned guest performers and will draw on the lives, legacies, and words of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, and Thornton Dial among others.