Wokingham Choral Society
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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:
12th November, 2016, University of Reading in Mozart Mass in C minor
Bradley Smith Tenor
Bradley studied at St John's College, Cambridge, and the Royal Academy of Music. While at the Academy he was a prize-winning finalist in the Joan Chissel Prize for Schumann Lieder, winner of the Blythe-Buesst Aria Prize, and winner of the Tom Hammond Opera Prize.
Concert performances include Britten's Serenade for Tenor and Horn, Schumann's Liederkreis Op. 39, Fauré's La bonne chanson at King's Place, the Aria soloist in Bach's Christmas Oratorio at St John's, Smith Square, both the Evangelist and Aria soloist in the Bach Passions, a recital of Schubert lieder at St Martin-in-the-Fields, and soloist in a concert of the music of Henry Purcell at the Cadogan Hall.
Operatic highlights include Tamino/Die Zauberflöte (LFO Young Artists' Tour), Peter Quint/The Turn of the Screw (Young Artist Opera Holland Park), and Trojan/Idomeneo (Garsington Opera). Bradley was also a member of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera Chorus for Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie. With Royal Academy Opera he played Tom Rakewell/The Rake's Progress, the Male Chorus/The Rape of Lucretia, le Prince Charmant/Cendrillon, and le petit vieillard/L'enfant et les sortileges.
Following success at the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti, Bradley performed the role of Lelio in Cesti's Le nozze in sogno as part of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music with performances at the Salzburg Mozarteum.
He is currently engaged with Independent Opera at Sadlers Wells and will be playing the role of Albert in Britten's Albert Herring at the Buxton Festival next year.