2019–20 Season: Donna Elvira, Ernani
Garnering great acclaim as one of today’s most promising Verdi sopranos, Michelle Bradley makes her San Francisco Opera and role debuts as Donna Elvira. A recent graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Bradley is the 2017 recipient of the George London-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 Foundation and Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards vocal competitions.
This season she makes notable debuts in Frankfurt as Leonora in a new production of La Forza del Destino, in Nancy at the Opéra National de Lorraine for the title role in Aida, and with Deutsche Oper Berlin in staged performances of Verdi’s Requiem. In concert, she will debut in Paris in Sir Michael Tippett’s A Child of our Time with the Orchestre de Paris under Thomas Adès.
Her recent appearances include Clotilde in Norma at the Metropolitan Opera and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Santiago de Chile. On the concert stage, she made her debut at Cincinnati’s May Festival in Verdi’s Requiem, performed a program of Chausson and Caplet chamber works with the New World Symphony and was featured in Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Recital Series in honor of Marilyn Horne.
Future projects include leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Royal Opera, Covent Garden; and Vienna State Opera.