Bradley Daley is an internationally
acclaimed operatic Tenor, known for his Green Room award winning performances
in Opera Australia’s Mice and Men (2011) and
Victorian Opera's Nixon in China (2013).
Having studied music at the
University of Southern Queensland and the Queensland Conservatorium, Bradley
Daley completed private studies in Europe. He has since won
critical and popular praise for some of opera's most expansive tenor roles.
Since making his debut with the English National Opera as Rodolfo
in La bohème, Bradley has
worked with a variety of companies in the United Kingdom and Europe. These
companies include Opera North, ENO, Holland Park Opera and Co-Opera Ireland. He
has performed regularly with Muziektheatre Transparent in Belgium, Compagnia
d'Opera Italiana di Milano, Opera Nomade in Paris and, in 2005, was invited to
give the first performance of a Western opera at the Hanoi Opera House. He has
performed at Festival Hall, in the Barbican, Brangwyn Hall in Wales, Großes
Festspiehaus Salzburg, Melbourne Town Hall and the concert halls of both the
Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Sydney Opera House. Bradley has been involved in
two world premières - English National Opera’s The
Silver Tassie by Mark Anthony Turnage and The Triumph of Spirit over Matter for
Muziektheatre Transparent, Belgium.
Oratorio performances have included Dvoràk's Stabat Mater,
Verdi's Requiem, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Die
Erste Walpurgisnacht for the Prague Music Festival, Messiah with
the Britten Sinfonia at Snape Maltings, Elgar's The Kingdom, The
Dream of Gerontius at Melbourne Town Hall and Beethoven’s 9th
Symphony for the 40th anniversary
of The Sydney Opera House.
Bradley Daley was a finalist in the Bayreuth Wagner Bursary
Competition and has been frequently broadcast on the BBC, Channel 4 and
ABC television and radio.
Most recently Bradley has performed principal roles with Opera
Australia, Opera Queensland, Victorian Opera and State Opera of South
Australia. These have included Dick Johnson in La fanciulla
del West, Canio in Pagliacci, Don José in Carmen and
Florestan in Fidelio. Bradley is a member of Opera
Foundation of Australia and adjudicates for their scholarship program. He has
also judged the Queensland heat of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition.
Bradley has given masterclasses at various conservatoriums and universities.
This year he has been invited to be guest speaker at the Melbourne Wagner
Bradley won the Green Room award for his performance as Curley in
Opera Australia's 2011 production Of Mice and Men. In 2013,
he sang Narraboth in Salome for State Opera of South
Australia and Mao Tse-tung in Victorian Opera’s production of Nixon in
China – receiving his second Green Room Award for the
latter. 2014 brought appearances as Don José for Opera Australia in Sydney
and Melbourne and as Rodolfo for Opera Queensland. He also took on the
title role in Otello for the first time – for State Opera of
South Australia. In February 2015, he sang Erik in Die fliegende
Holländer for Victorian Opera followed by Vanderdendur in Candide for
Opera Queensland. 2016 engagements include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Opera Queensland and Centre and Siegmund in the much
acclaimed Opera Australia production of Wagner's Ring Cycle.
In 2017 Bradley will sing Siegfried in Die Walküre for Theater Kiel, Germany.