Katarina Bradic – mezzosopran
Serbian mezzo-soprano Katarina Bradić 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 Jevgenij Onegin, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Medea in Cavalli’s Giasone.
In the summer of 2010 she gave her critically acclaimed debut as Carmen, now one of her most important roles, which she has sung in Tallinn, Erfurt, and at Berlin’s Komische Oper, as well as in Calixto Bieito’s new production at the Norwegian National Opera (Oslo).
Equally in demand for her interpretations of Baroque repertoire, Katarina Bradić has sung Pistocchi’s Il narciso at the Cologne Opera and Amastre in Handel’s Xerxes at Berlin’s Komische Oper, the Bergen Festival, Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf), and the Graz Opera. In the summer of 2015 she made her Aix-en-Provence debut as Bradamante in Alcina.
In 2011 Katarina Bradić made her house debut at the Teatro Real Madrid in Elektra, returning to the theatre for new productions of Wozzeck and Wolfgang Rihm’s Die Eroberung von Mexiko.
In the 2010/2011 and 2013/2014 seasons the mezzo-soprano was a member of the ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin, further appearing as a guest at the house in November 2012 for the world premiere of Nico and the Navigators’ Mahlermania, which she likewise performed in December 2013 in Rouen. She recently sang the title role of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Deutsche Oper Berlin.
The 2015/2016 season sees Katarina Bradić’s debuts at the Berliner Staatsoper as Lavinia in Steffani’s Amor vien dal destino under the musical direction of René Jacobs and at Glyndebourne as Ursule in Béatrice et Bénédict; and her return to Oslo in the title role of Carmen.
Her future projects include Penelope in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at La Monnaie, the Concertgebouw, and the Cologne Philharmonic conducted by René Jacobs; Carmen with the Ankara Symphony Orchestra; and her role debut as Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Bergen Opera.
As a concert singer Bradić has appeared as the alto soloist in the Mozart Requiem at the Berliner Philharmonie, in Elektra at the London Proms, and in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Abschied in Lisbon.
Katarina Bradić has collaborated with such conductors and stage directors as Semyon Bychkov, Sylvain Cambreling, Donald Runnicles, Andrea Marcon; Guy Joosten, Stefan Herheim, Christoph Marthaler, Calixto Bieito, Katie Mitchell, Sebastian Baumgarten, and Mariame Clément.
Her discography includes CD and DVD/Blu-Ray recordings of Die Liebe der Danae and Mahlermania (Deutsche Oper Berlin), as well as Giasone (Vlaamse Opera).