November 6, 2017 was the Ten Singing Stars: The Next Generation concert, supported by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. It was a wonderful concert and it was thanks to an amazing day working with the incredible Brett Polegato that this concert came together. I am also excited to say that I was the recipient of the Sondra Radvanovsky Scholarship, whereupon I got to honour her last night by singing Eugene Oregon's first aria. Photo is courtesy of Joseph So.
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Shaya Petroff and Bradley Christensen
March 7 - 24
Various locations in Toronto
Orchestra Toronto & Essential Opera
April 22 - 3:00pm
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge St
5 MYSTICAL SONGS
Upper Canada Choristers
May 11 - 8:00pm
Grace Church on the Hill
300 Lonsdale Rd
ACROSS THE CHANNEL
OPERA RAMBLINGS | 11 JANUARY 2017 | JOHN GILKS
The final number was Bradley performing Barber’s haunting setting of Matthew Arnold’s sombre Dover Beach. For this he was joined by Emily Kruspe and Barry Shiffman (violins), Keith Hamm (viola) and Rachel Desoer (cello). This was classy. High class string playing coupled with great attention to text. There’s so much in the words and music in this piece. It needs a restrained, text first, approach and it got it.
HAYDN OPERA A RARE TREAT FOR OTTAWA EARS
OTTAWA CITIZEN | 28 MAY 2016 | NATASHA GAUTHIER
"As the sidekick Enrico, baritone Bradley Christensen displayed the most well-rounded instrument...focused, rich, and sympathetically communicative."