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Julia Bullock '05

May 1, 2019

Julia Bullock '05 was featured on the cover of the May issue of GAZELLE, and featured in a story about her career and her upcoming appearance in Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Fire Shut Up in My Bones: "From her hotel room in Paris, Julia Bullock chatted about her life as a classical singer and her role in the upcoming “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” opening June 15 at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She was in the city of lights, she explained, to perform at the famed Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in the premiere of “Zauberland: An Encounter with Schumann’s Dichterliebe” recital, which includes a series of dream sequences. Sounds glamorous, right? She concedes that yes, it is, but maybe not as much as one might think – or maybe not in the same way. She’s even begun to rethink the gowns that come to mind when we envision a prima donna on stage. But that’s because for her, it’s all about the music – and the message. 'Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing beautiful gowns, and they can certainly set the mood in certain situations, but lately I’ve been re-thinking them,' she said. 'At some point, I got tired of the hyper-glam persona of opera singers.' She said she didn’t fully embrace her natural hair until recently, but always wore it up. 'After college, I cut my hair, and now I keep it short and natural because that’s easier for me on the road,' she said. Along with her wardrobe and style, her career and her music have also evolved, and it’s quite evident that the 32-year-old soprano is on the right track." Read the article in its entirety here.