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28 Sep 2015

Greta Bradman – My Hero

Arts, Society & Culture

Greta Bradman – My Hero

Greta BradmanAustralian soprano Greta Bradman is recitalist, concert and stage performer. Greta has been awarded critics choice awards including an APRA/AMCOS “Performance of the Year” award (2013) and numerous OzCart awards. She has been nominated for Helpmann, MusicOz and ARIA awards and was Limelight Magazine’s vocalist shortlisted as “best newcomer” in 2010. Greta was the 2013-14 recipient of the Australian International Opera Award. Greta has previously recorded for Sony Music, ABC Classics and independently, including two solo albums that topped the Australian classical charts for some weeks.

Since commencing her professional career in 2010 primarily as a concert classical singer, Greta has presented more than 1000 performances with orchestras throughout Australia and around the world. The result is the relatively rapid amassing of experience in a vast array of repertoire from Baroque, classical, romantic, 20th and 21st century repertory.

As the 2013/14 winner of the Australian International Opera Award, in late 2013 Greta moved to Cardiff, Wales where she undertook further training at the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill and colleagues. O’Neill did not work on Greta’s technique but rather extended Greta’s repertoire, describing her unusual combination of vocal range, power and coloratura as “gifting her a true Verdi soprano”. Richard Bonynge who met Greta in 2014 at WIAV described her voice as representing the “true old fashioned bel canto sound – the sort we only dream about today”. Bonynge went on to have Greta sing the title role of Rodelinda in the opera of the same name with him conducting, and invited Greta to record an album of arias with him in 2015.

In 2015 Greta recorded her debut operatic recording with Richard Bonynge conducting the English Chamber Orchestra, “My Hero” for international release on Decca.

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