Kentucky State University’s Division of Fine Arts and the Opera Musical Theater Workshop will present soprano Tammie Bradley on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in Bradford Hall Auditorium.
A KSU alumna, Bradley’s recital is titled “Home and Honored.” She recently returned from her New York debut as Fiordiligi in the opera “Cosi fan Tutte” with Opera Ebony, an opera company that performs Classical and African-American heritage concerts around the world. She has also worked with the Houston Grand Opera.
Bradley will perform works by Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Henri Duparc, Francis Poulenc, Giuseppe Verdi, Margaret Bonds and H.T. Burleigh at Saturday’s performance.
Tammie Bradley is a native of Versailles Ky., where she first began to hone her talent as a singer, pianist and organist. The soprano learned to sing by imitating her parents and taught herself piano and organ at an early age. She has performed in Kentucky with First Baptist Church of Frankfort, St. Paul of Versailles and Polk Memorial of Mortonsville. She later performed while a student at KSU with the Concert Choir and the Opera Musical Theater Workshop.
The talented songstress has won awards in prestigious competitions such as the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and the grand prize in the Music Academy of the West’s Marilyn Horne Song Competition.
A resident of Houston, Texas, Bradley currently studies privately with Lois Alba. Her future engagements include performances of songs from Giacomo Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” produced by Alba and the Soma International Foundation in April and a national recital tour produced by Marilyn Horne and Music Academy of the West in May.
Tickets for Tammie Bradley’s performance are $10 for general admission and free for KSU students. For more information about tickets and Saturday’s performance, call Vincent Davis, director of the Opera Musical Theater Workshop, at (502) 597-6611.