Michelle Bradley, a native of Houston, Texas, is in her final year of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Roles she has performed include Mozart’s Fiordilligi and Donna Anna, Strauss’ Marschallin, and Verdi’s Alice Ford.
This season Ms. Bradley returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Clotilde in the new David McVicar production of Norma, which will open the season. She will also appear in Santiago de Chile as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. On the concert stage the soprano will make her debut at the May Festival in the Verdi Requiem, sing the Four Last Songs with the Santa Cruz Symphony, a program of Chausson and Caplet chamber works with the New World Symphony and solo recitals in Palm Beach and Santiago de Chile. Future engagements include a debut in a leading role in Frankfurt and a return to the concert stage in Paris.
In the Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-2017 season, Ms. Bradley made debuts in Mozart’s Idomeneo and as the High Priestess in Verdi’s Aida. Other engagements included recitals at the Théâtre du Châtelet and at New York’s Park Avenue Armory and a return to Santa Cruz for Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.
In January 2016, Ms. Bradley performed in Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Recital Series in honor of Marilyn Horne, and in May she made her debut singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, she completed a nationwide recital tour ending in May of 2015
Ms. Bradley is the 2017 recipient of the Leonie Rysanek Award from the George London Foundation, the 2016 recipient of the Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, and a first place winner in the Gerda Lissner and the Serge and Olga Koussevitzky vocal competitions. She is the 2014 grand prize winner of The Music Academy of the West’s Marilyn Horne Song Competition.
Ms. Bradley received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Bowling Green State University. She has participated in master classes with Stephanie Blythe, Anne Sofie von Otter, Marilyn Horne, Deborah Voigt, James Morris, and Renata Scotto.