American Baritone Bradley Thompson is known for his “strong, attractive voice with agility
and range” (Boulder Daily Camera). He has appeared with Opera Colorado, Capitol City Opera
Company of Atlanta, the Utah Festival Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Fort Collins, and Opera Theatre of the Rockies. His repertoire spans over one hundred performances of some thirty different roles, but he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the demanding title role in Verdi’s Falstaff. The Colorado Springs Gazette writes of his appearance with Opera Theatre of the Rockies, “As Papageno the bird catcher, baritone Bradley Thompson was the funny and charming centerpiece of the nearly three-hour evening.”
Dr. Thompson is also celebrated for his notable work on the concert stage. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2015 as a featured solo artist in the Choirs of America national concert. He has appeared with the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Boulder Philharmonic, the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, the Greeley Philharmonic, the Bethany Messiah Festival, the Colorado Mahlerfest, and the Boulder Bach Festival. His oratorio credits include performances of the St. Matthew Passion, Messiah, Carmina burana, King David, The Creation, and the title role of Elijah.
Bradley Thompson has been a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has received first place in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition. He was the Gold Award winner in the most recent Scammon International Voice Competition. A native of Norcross, Georgia, Dr. Thompson has performed as a Touring Artist with Central City Opera and as a member of the Artist Center of Opera Colorado. Bradley Thompson resides in Colorado with his wife, soprano Michelle Diggs, and their daughters, Lucy and Anna. He currently serves as the Director of Vocal Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver.