The young British baritone Bradley Travis was born in Cheshire and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) where he was the Drapers’ de Turckheim Scholar, winner of the Alexander Young Award and was a finalist in the Frederic Cox Award. He recently graduated from the Royal College of Music International Opera School (RCMIOS) where he won the Eric Joseph Shilling Award for Opera. He also received a Sir Gordon Palmer Scholarship and was supported by the South Square Trust Award. He is a Samling Artist.
Bradley Travis has appeared in Masterclasses with, among others, Helmut Deutsch, Gerald Finley, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sir John Tomlinson, Roger Vignoles and Roderick Williams.
Among his roles are Masetto Don Giovanni, Guglielmo Così fan tutte, Theseus A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Superintendent Budd Albert Herring, Nick Shadow The Rake’s Progress. Other operatic roles performed include Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, Don Iñigo Gomez L’heure espagnole, Lord Ellington La Vie Parisienne, Ottone L’incoronazione di Poppea all for the (RCMIOS). He has also appeared as Nanni L’infedelta delusa (Haydn), Escamillo Carmen, Agamemnon La Belle Hélène, Kuligan Katya Kabanova, Antonio Le nozze di Figaro, Baron Zeta The Merry Widow, and Count Robinson The Secret Marriage for British Youth Opera who presented him with the Basil A Turner Award. He covered Harašta The Cunning Little Vixen for Garsington Opera, and also sang Minos Arianna in Creta, Argenio Imeneo under Laurence Cummings for the London Handel Festival and Alidoro La Cenerentola for Mananan Festival Opera,
Bradley Travis has a busy concert diary and his repertoire includes the Requiems of Duruflé, Fauré, Goodall and Mozart, Bach’s St John Passion (Christus & Arias), St Matthew Passion (Christus & Arias), B Minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s The Creation and Nelson Mass, Mendelssohn’sElijah and Handel’s Messiah. He has appeared on the concert and recital platform at venues including The Sage, Gateshead, St James’ Piccadilly and Cadogan Hall and has recently completed a recording with Simon Lepper of Ancel Newton’s song cycle Doomed Youth.
Last season he received the Garsington Helen Clarke Award in recognition of his contribution and musical skill during their 2014 season. He returned to Garsington earlier this year to cover the baritone roles in Death in Venice. Other recent engagements have included his Opera North début singing Figaro in a performance of The Marriage of Figaro and Lesbus Agrippina for Iford Festival, the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Fauré’s Requiem and Haydn’s Nelson Mass with Aldeburgh Music Club.
Future engagements include Masetto Don Giovanni with English Touring Opera.