Michelle Bradley, soprano

Michelle Bradley

Michelle Bradley, a recent graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, is beginning to garner great acclaim as one of today’s most promising Verdi sopranos. This season, she makes debuts with the Vienna State Opera as Leonora in Il Trovatore (a role debut), the San Francisco Opera as Elvira in Ernani, and the San Diego Opera as the title-role in Aida and will return to the Metropolitan Opera for their New Year’s Eve Gala as Liù in Act II of Turandot. She will also appear in solo recital at the Kennedy Center and perform Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 with the New World Symphony. Future projects include debuts with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and returns to the Metropolitan Opera, all in leading roles.

Michelle 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. 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.