Bradley Daley has won critical and popular praise for some of opera’s most expansive tenor roles – Siegfried, Otello, Florestan, Canio, Don José and Erik. Also celebrated have been his interpretations of Mao Tse-tung in Nixon in China and the tenor solos in The Dream of Gerontius.
Since making his debut with the English National Opera as Rodolfo in La bohème, Bradley has worked with Opera North, Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Holland Park Opera, Co-Opera Ireland and performed regularly with Muziektheatre Transparent in Belgium, Compagnia d’Opera Italiana di Milano, Opera Nomade in Paris; in 2005, he was invited to give the first performance of a Western opera at the Hanoi Opera House. Concert appearances have included Festival Hall, the Barbican, Brangwyn Hall in Wales, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, Melbourne Town Hall and the concert halls of both the Queensland Arts Centre and the Sydney Opera House.
Bradley has been involved in two world premières: he created the role of Staff Officer in English National Opera’s The Silver Tassie by Mark Anthony Turnage and the role of Gunther in The Triumph of Spirit over Matter for Muziektheatre Transparent, Belgium.
Concert performances have included Dvoràk’s Stabat Mater, Verdi’s Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Die erste Walpurgisnacht for the Prague Music Festival, Messiah with the Britten Sinfonia at Snape Maltings and Elgar’s The Kingdom and The Dream of Gerontius at Melbourne Town Hall.
Most recently, in Australia, Bradley has been performing major principal roles with Opera Australia – Curley in Of Mice and Men (Green Room Award), Don José in Carmen, Siegmund in Der Ring des Nibelungen; Opera Queensland – Florestan in Fidelio, Rodolfo in La bohème, Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West; State Opera of South Australia – title role in Otello, Narraboth in Salome, Canio in Pagliacci; Victorian Opera – Mao Tse-tung in Nixon in China (Green Room Award) and Erik in Der fliegende Holländer.
In 2017 Bradley debuts the role of Siegfried in Der Ring des Nibelungen for Theatre Kiel in Germany, Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Rachmaninov’s The Bells and more Siegfried’s in Germany 2018.