Born in the small town of Versailles, Kentucky, soprano Michelle Bradley is a rising star in the opera world.She is an alumni of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. While there, the soprano appeared in Mozart's Idomeneo under the baton of Maestro James Levine and was the high priestess in Verdi's Aida. During the opening of the Met's 2017-2018 season, Michelle gained much notoriety for her role as Clotilde in Sir David McVicar's new production of Norma.
Engagements for the 2018-2019 season include the title role in Giuseppe Verdi's Aida at Opéra national de Lorraine, Leonora in Verdi's La Forza del Destino at Oper Frankfurt, Verdi Requiem at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and A Child of Our Time with the Orchestre de Paris under the baton of Thomas Adès.
"Beyond the sheer beauty of her voice and her technical command, Bradley had clearly thought deeply about the music. The shape of her phrases distilled not only the character but the drama of the opera down to a musical essence."
– New York Classical Review