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Michelle Bradley

About this Artist

Michelle Bradley, a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, is beginning to garner great acclaim as one of today’s most promising Verdi sopranos. 

   In the 2021/22 season, Michelle Bradley made her debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the title role of Tosca and returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Liù in Turandot. In concert, she debuted with the San Francisco Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and with the Atlanta Symphony in Act III of Aida. She was also heard in recital for the San Diego Opera. Other projects include a debut with the San Francisco Opera and returns to the Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, all in leading roles. 

   Previously, Michelle Bradley made debuts with the Vienna State Opera as Leonora in Il trovatore (a role debut), the San Diego Opera in the title role of Aida, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera for its New Year’s Eve gala as Liù in Act II of Turandot. She appeared in solo recital at the Kennedy Center and performed Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the New World Symphony. Bradley made a string of notable debuts in Frankfurt as Leonora in a new production of La forza del destino, in Nancy and Erfurt as Aida, and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in staged performances of Verdi’s Requiem. In concert, she debuted in Paris in Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Orchestre de Paris under Thomas Adès, sang in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and appeared in recital under the auspices of the George London Foundation in Miami and New York City.  

   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 and received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Bowling Green State University.