In just a few years Serbian mezzo-soprano Katarina Bradić has established herself as one of the most requested singers of the Baroque repertoire and of her signature role Carmen.
Her 2018/19 season engagements include house debut at the Opernhaus Zurich (Juno in Semele), Bradamante in a new production of Alcina at the Theater an der Wien, Amastre in Serse at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and Bradamante in Alcina at the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow.
Already announced engagements of the 2019/2020 season include her house and role debut at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam as Eduige in a new production of Rodelina, her debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg as Bradamante in Alcina and her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Emilia in Verdi's Otello.
Ms Bradić recently made her acclaimed debuts at the Staatsoper Berlin (Lavinia in Amor vien dal destino), Glyndebourne Festival (Ursule in Béatrice et Bénédict), Aix-en-Provence Festival, Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow and 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).
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 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; 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).