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Leslie Ann Bradley

Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano
Canadian soprano Leslie Ann Bradley “brings the stage to life whenever she sets foot into the spotlight” (Toronto Star). Recent and upcoming engagements for Bradley include Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Symphony Nova Scotia, Handel’s Messiah with The Florida Orchestra, and, with White Snake Projects, premiering various art songs through Sing Out Strong: Remembered Voices.

Recent seasons included a recital at the Gustin House in Saskatoon where she sang a diverse program ranging from Brahms to Sondheim and both Berg’s Seven Early Songs and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Victoria Symphony. She has been heard on three occasions with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem, and Verdi’s Requiem for the OSM’s Virée Classique Festival at Stade Olympique. Further engagements include Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Calgary Philharmonic and the title role of Kalman’s Countess Maritza for Pacific Opera Victoria.

Other highlights include Schubert and Mozart with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph Atlstaedt, Carmina Burana with Prieto for the Louisiana Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Symphony Nova Scotia. She has also been engaged by l’Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Orchesta sinfonica nacional de Mexico, Vancouver Opera, Rochester Philharmonic, The Berkshire Choral Festival, Sacramento Philharmonic, and repeatedly by the Vancouver Symphony for repertoire ranging from the title role in The Merry Widow and Micaela in Carmen, to the works of Poulenc, Beethoven, Haydn, Dvorak, Britten, Mozart, and Charpentier.  

Bradley holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto, a Diploma from the University of Toronto’s Opera Division, and she is also an alumna of the Orford Festival. She attended Tanglewood and the Académie International de musique Maurice Ravel in France, where she received the Prix du chant Pierre Bernac. Bradley is a recipient of the U of T Faculty of Music Tecumseh Sherman Rogers Graduating Award and is also a winner in the Czech and Slovak International Competition, Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques competition, Journée de la Musique Française Competition (Montreal) and has received awards from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation.  


 

Photo of Leslie Ann Bradley by Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Photo fo Francesco Lecce-Chong by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography

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