(Lake Zurich, Illinois)
2017–18 Season: A Mandarin in Turandot
American bass-baritone Brad Walker is a second-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and graduate of the 2015 Merola Opera Program, where he appeared as Betto in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. He has appeared in the title role Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), and Colline (La Bohème) with Yale Opera where he received an Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. While earning a Master's of Music from the University of Kansas, he appeared as Mr. Peachum (The Beggar's Opera), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) and Orgon (Tartuffe). He also performed as Pangloss (Candide) and Olin Blitch (Susannah) during his time receiving a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He has been an apprentice with Des Moines Metro Opera, Chautauqua Opera Company and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and received an award in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.