THÉÂTRE DES BOUFFES DU NORD | ZAUBERLAND: AN ENCOUNTER WITH SCHUMANN'S DICHTERLIEBE (PREMIERE!)
As violence blazes across the Near East, a young woman waits at a European border hoping to enter Zauberland ― a magic world of security and peace. But when she falls asleep, her dreams are haunted by strange images of the burnt-out city she has been forced to abandon.
Schumann’s Dichterliebe ― a setting of 16 poems by Heinrich Heine ― is a quintessential work of European Romanticism, infused with yearning for love and for fairy-tale landscapes which no longer exist. Composer Bernard Foccroulle and writer Martin Crimp have created 16 new songs to be performed seamlessly alongside Schumann and Heine’s original work. While never losing sight of the pure beauty of the lyric, they open up a new dramatic dialogue between past and present, and between “Fortress Europe” and its eastern Mediterranean origins.
Robert Schumann and Bernard Foccroulle (composers)
Heinrich Heine and Martin Crimp (poets)
Katie Mitchell (director)
Julia Bullock (soprano)
Cédric Tiberghien (pianist)
APRIL 5 -14, 2019
THÉATRE DES BOUFFES DU NORD (Paris, France)
OBERON IN HARVARD SQUARE – A.R.T | PERLE NOIRE: MEDITATIONS FOR JOSÉPHINE
"One of the most important works of art yet to emerge from the era of Black Lives Matter." – The New York Times
Julia Bullock inhabits the body of a reimagined Joséphine Baker in this darker, more intimate consideration of the life and legacy of the famous singer, activist, and cultural icon. With texts by poet Claudia Rankine and music recomposed by Tyshawn Sorey (both MacArthur Fellows).
Julia Bullock (soprano)
Tyshawn Sorey (composer, percussion, and piano)
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Peter Sellars (conception)
Michael Schumacher (choreography)
Presented by Fromm Players at Harvard
MAY 3, 2019 at 10PM
OBERON – A.R.T. 2 ARROW STREET (Cambridge, MA)
FREE CONCERT! (Reservation Information coming soon)
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART | JULIA BULLOCK ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
MetLiveArts 2018-19 SEASON
EL CIMARRÓN by Hans Werner Henze
The closing linchpin in Julia Bullock's vision for her artist residency at the Met Museum, Hans Werner Henze's El Cimarrón (The Runaway Slave) is a tour-de-force sonic onslaught based on the oral autobiography of Esteban Montejo, an Afro-Cuban slave who escaped bondage on a sugar plantation, survived in the jungle, fought for Cuban independence from Spain, and lived to tell about it all before dying at the age of 113. Henze's visceral score is a cry for freedom that transcends time and place.
Dave Tines (bass-baritone)
Zack Winokur (director)
American Modern Opera Company (AMOC)
MAY 10, 2019 at 7PM
MAY 11, 2019 at 7PM
MET MUSEUM (New York, NY)
OPERA THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS | FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES (PREMIERE!)
by Terence Blanchard
This opera-in-jazz by composer Terence Blanchard (Champion, A Tale of God’s Will – A Requiem for Katrina) and screenwriter and librettist Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Black Nativity) is adapted from the memoir of celebrated writer and New York Times columnist Charles Blow.
William Long (conductor)
James Robinson (director)
Julia Bullock, Karen Slack, Davóne Tines (soloists)
JUNE 15 – 29, 2019
OPERA THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS (St. Louis, MO)