Michelle BradleyGuest of the Opera
American soprano Michelle Bradley is making her debut at the National Theatre in the 2020/21 season, as Aida (State opera production). In 2018 she graduated from the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and begins to garner great acclaim as one of today’s most promising Verdi soprano. At the Metropolitan Opera she debuted on March 3, 2017 in Idomeneo and returned there as the High Priestess (Aida) an Clotilde (Norma). In April 2018 she guest appeared at the Opéra nacional de Chile in Santiago as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni). In the 2019/20 season, she made her debut at the Frankfurt Opera as Leonora (La forza del destino), in the title role of Aida in Nancy and Erfurt, and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin she sang a soprano solo in the stage performance of Verdi’s Requiem. In Paris, she sang in Michael Tippett’s Oratorio A Child of our Time with the Orchestre de Paris under the baton of Thomas Adès; in Philadelphia she sang in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and performed in recitals under the auspices of the George London Foundation in Miami and New York. In the 2019/20 season she made her debut in September at the Vienna State Opera as Leonora (Il trovatore, debut in the role), in October in the San Diego Opera as Aida and in January 2020 she returned to the Metropolitan Opera for the New Year's gala concert as Liù in Act 2 of Turandot under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Ms. Bradley is the 2017 recipient Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award (2016) a George London – Leonie Rysanek Award (2017). She graduated from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and participated in master classes with Stephanie Blythe, Anne Sofie von Otter, Marilyn Horne, Deborah Voigt, James Morris, and Renata Scotto.