Brad Walker - Bass baritone
American bass-baritone Brad Walker has just completed his two residency as an Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera. After making his debut as Zuniga in the American premiere of Calixto Bieto’s Carmen, he was also seen as Dumas in Andrea Chénier, Strojnik in Vĕc Makropulos, Il Mandarino in Turadot, and Schaunard in La bohème.
Walker’s has been seen as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Don Magnifico in La cenerontola, Colline in La bohème, Orgon in Tartuffe, William Jennings Bryan in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Mr. Peechum in The Beggar’s Opera, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Bonzo in Madama Butterfly, and Olin Blitch in Susannah.
In addition to the Adler Fellowship, Mr. Walker has participated in many of the country’s top young artist programs including The Merola Opera Program, Chautuaqua Opera Company, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He won the San Francisco region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as the Brava! Opera Theater and James M. Collier Young Artist Program Vocal Competition. He received degrees from Michigan State University, The University of Kansas, and the Yale School of Music