IDOMENEO: OPERA ATELIER

Opera Atelier’s Idomeneo has been a huge success!
Five performances to over 10,000 attendees in the Ed Mirvish Theatre. This has been a musical highlight in the performance calendar to date!

In addition, Bradley has received nothing but positive reviews, including:
"And then there was striking baritone Bradley Christensen as the High Priest and Olivier Lacquerre as Arbace, both lending essential dramatic lower tessitura counterbalance to the opera’s preference for upper register roles. Christensen and Laquerre are excellent singers and actors and I look forward to seeing them in more roles with OA.”
(Stephen Bonfield, Opera Canada, April 10, 2019)

"Finally, the young New Zealand baritone Bradley Christensen showed off his fine voice and imposing stage presence as the High Priest."
(Joseph So, Ludwig-Van Toronto, April 5, 2019)

To find out what Opera Atelier has planned next season, visit https://www.operaatelier.com

OPERA CANADA REVIEW: Southern Ontario Lyric Opera

The new edition of Opera Canada has come out and there is a review of the production Bradley did in March, 2018 with Southern Ontario Lyric Opera. It was a double bill featuring I Pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi. This was Bradley’s first Silvio (Pagliacci) and second Marco (Gianni Schicchi).

"Baritone Bradley Christensen (Silvio) was both vocally rich and a good actor, particularly convincing during the Nedda/Silvio duet which DeCiantis and Christensen sang with the lush musical ebb and flow that Leoncavallo’s score demands."

For the full review, visit operacanada.ca

TEN SINGING STARS: THE NEXT GENERATION

November 6, 2017 was the Ten Singing Stars: The Next Generation concert, supported by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists. All singers in the concert took part in the IRCPA’s Encounter with Brett Polegato, in which the celebrated Canadian operatic baritone provided advice in a masterclass setting, offering career guidance, and preparing them for the concert.

Bradley was announced as the recipient of the Sondra Radvanovsky Scholarship. In her honour, he performed Eugene Onegin’s Act 1 aria ‘Kogda bï zhizn domashnim krugom’ live on Classical FM96.3.
Photo is courtesy of Joseph So.

For more information, commentaries and reviews of the event, see:

http://operacanada.ca/ircpas-ten-singing-stars-show-great-promise/  

https://operaramblings.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/singing-stars-the-next-generation-2/#more-23286

TORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUS CAMP WEEK

What a fabulous week this has been! I have had the privilege of working with the Toronto Children's Chorus (TCC) during their annual camp, teaching sight-singing and theory, and what's more, music from my homeland. In 2007, as a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir, I was fortunate enough to perform the gargantuan piece, I te timatanga. This week, at the request of the TCC, I have been teaching and choreographing it for the Chorale Choir. Wow, have they done an incredible job! Make sure you check out their website www.torontochildrenschorus.com to find out when they have their next performance. Congratulations TCC!!