Michelle Bradley, a native of Houston, Texas, is in her second year of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Click here to link to her page at the Met's website.
To her credit, she has performed such roles as Mozart’s Fiordilligi and Donna Anna, Strauss’ Marschellin, and Verdi’s Alice from Falstaff. In the Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-2017 season, Ms. Bradley will make her debut in Mozart’s Idomeneo and as the High Priestess in Verdi’s Aida. Along with being the 2016 recipient of the Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, the soprano is also 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 and completed a nationwide recital tour in May 2015. She has participated in master classes with Stephanie Blythe, Anne Sofie von Otter, Marilyn Horne, Deborah Voigt, James Morris, and Renata Scotto. In January 2016, Ms. Bradley performed in Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Recital Series in honor of Marilyn Horne. In May 2016, the soprano made her debut of Beethoven’s 9th with the Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra.
She received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Bowling Green State University.
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First Prize Winning Performance by Michelle Bradley, soprano, at the April 10, 2016, 2016 Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, April 10, 2016, Liederkranz Hall, New York City.
Michelle Bradley, soprano, and Sophia Muñoz, piano, perform:
00:08 "Einsam in trüben Tagen" from Lohengrin (Wagner)
05:52 "Depuis le jour" from Louise (Charpentier)
11:13 Cäcilie (R. Strauss)
Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.