In just a few years mezzo-soprano Katarina Bradić has established herself as one of the most requested singers of the Baroque repertoire and of her signature role Carmen.
In the 2022/2023 season, she appears as Ottavia in a new staging of L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, as Carmen in Cottbus, Maddalena in Rigoletto in Rouen as well as in the world premiere of Negar at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and later in Montpellier. On the concert platform, she will be the soloist of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Phion Orchestra.
Recent performances include – all in new productions – her acclaimed house and role debuts as Dalila in Samson et Dalila at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg and as Eduige in Rodelinda at the Dutch National Opera of Amsterdam; Bradamante in Alcinafor her house debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg; debuts at the Opernhaus Zurich (Juno in Semele), the Staatsoper Berlin (Lavinia in Amor vien dal destino), the Glyndebourne Festival (Ursule in Béatrice et Bénédict), the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow and the Theater Basel (Bradamante in Alcina), La Monnaie de Munt, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Theater an der Wien (Penelope in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria). Recently she has also sung Bradamante in a new staging of Alcina at the Theater an der Wien, Carmen in Cottbus, Penelope and L’umana fragilità in a new staging of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at the Theater Basel, Dardano in concert performances of Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula in Barcelona and Madrid, Amastre in Serse at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf as well as La Sphinge in Enescu’s Œdipe and Ino of Semele at the Komische Oper Berlin, both in new productions. On the concert platform, she sang her first Messiah (Handel) at the Musikverein Wien.
Other career highlights include the title role of The Rape of Lucretia for Deutsche Oper Berlin, the title role of Carmen at the Den Norske Opera of Oslo, Wozzeck and Rihm’s Die Eroberung von Mexico at the Teatro Real of Madrid, Amastre in Serse and Ino in Semele at the Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Graz and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Pistocchi’s Il narciso at the Cologne Opera, Elektra at the BBC Proms as well as the world premiere of Nico and the Navigators’ Mahlermania for Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Rouen Opera House.
Katarina Bradić was born in Serbia and studied singing at the Vienna Conservatory. She first came to international attention in the 2009/2010 season as a member of the ensemble of the Vlaamse Opera, where her roles included Olga in Evgenij Onegin, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Medea in Cavalli’s Giasone. Subsequently she joined the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Ms Bradić has collaborated with such conductors and stage directors as René Jacobs, Semyon Bychkov, Sylvain Cambreling, Donald Runnicles, Andrea Marcon; Barry Koskie, Laurent Pelly, Guy Joosten, Stefan Herheim, Christoph Marthaler, Calixto Bieito, Katie Mitchell, Fiona Shaw, Sebastian Baumgarten, and Mariame Clément.
Her discography includes CD and DVD/Blu-Ray recordings of Alcina (Aix-en-Provence), Béatrice et Bénédict (Glyndebourne), Die Liebe der Danae and Mahlermania (Deutsche Oper Berlin) as well as Giasone (Vlaamse Opera).