From Germany, where she is living now, the American soprano Julia Bullock presents an online triptych of music from her native and adopted homes. Classic lieder form the first panel, Americana the last, with Kurt Weill—a Berliner who wound up on Broadway—as the bridge.
Partnered at the keyboard by the versatile Laura Poe, Bullock checks many boxes. Revelatory art songs by the prophetic Black Americans William Grant Still and Margaret Bonds figure in the mix, alongside excerpts from the John Adams opera Girls of the Golden West. And somehow, everything fits.