Greta Bradman

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Greta Bradman
Born1979 (age 41–42)
NationalityAustralian
OccupationOperatic soprano
Spouse(s)Didier Elzinga
Children2
Websitegretabradman.com

Greta Bradman[1] is an Australian operatic soprano.

Career[edit]

Richard Bonynge selected Bradman to sing the title role in a performance of Handel's Rodelinda in 2014.[2]

Bradman was the subject of two episodes of the ABC TV program Australian Story in 2015.[3] Later that year, she joined David Hobson, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, and Lisa McCune for a concert tour of the five Australian mainland state capitals.[4] Bradman's name was added as a critics' choice to the Walk of Fame at the Adelaide Festival Centre.[5]

After guest presenting in 2016, in 2017 Bradman joined ABC Classic FM as a presenter.[6][7]

2017 saw Bradman's debut in a fully staged opera as Mimì in Gale Edwards' production of La bohème for Opera Australia in the Sydney Opera House.[8] Bradman – with vocalist Luke Harrison, guitarist Karin Schaupp and the Queensland Ballet – performed "Eliza's Aria" from Elena Kats-Chernin's Wild Swans in the 2018 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.[9]

Bradman has a masters degree in Psychology[10] and is a registered psychologist.[11]

Discography[edit]

Personal[edit]

Bradman was born in Adelaide as Greta Bradsen. She is a granddaughter of cricketer Sir Donald Bradman. Her father John had changed his name from Bradman to Bradsen to escape the inevitable connection with his father's celebrity, but the family changed back to Bradman when Greta was a teenager.[13]

Her husband is Didier Elzinga, the co-founder and CEO of software company Culture Amp.[14] They have two sons.[1][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Greta Bradman and her favourite things" by Joanne Trzcinski, Herald Sun, 29 January 2011
  2. ^ Classic Melbourne Rodelinda review by Heather Leviston, Classic Melbourne, "With a dark mezzo quality in her middle voice and an ability to float her voice when singing soft sustained notes and intricate coloratura passages, she was at times uncannily similar in vocal quality to Sutherland."
  3. ^ "Being Bradman – Part One", 27 July 2015; "Part Two", 3 August 2015
  4. ^ From Broadway to La Scala – Australia Archived 12 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Walk of Fame, Adelaide Festival Centre, accessed 9 January 2017
  6. ^ "Classic Moves: Margaret Throsby and Greta Bradman join the weekend in 2017", press release, ABC Classic FM, 16 November 2016
  7. ^ "Greta Bradman". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  8. ^ "La bohème (Opera Australia)" by Angus McPherson, Limelight, 25 February 2017
  9. ^ "Gold Coast teen stars in Closing Ceremony and records Games song with Katie Noonan" by Suzanne Simonot, Gold Coast Bulletin, 18 April 2018
  10. ^ "Greta Bradman". Universal Music Australia. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Music for Wellbeing: Using classical music to help you flourish". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Belinda Hawkins and Wendy Page, "Sir Donald Bradman: Living in the shadow of The Don's fame", Australian Story, ABC TV, 27 July 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2018
  14. ^ "Didier Elzinga's billion dollar tech company Culture Amp wants to make work better for all of us". The Advertiser. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Patrick McDonald (4 August 2015). "Soprano Greta Bradman hurt her voice to try to avoid Don Bradman's fame". The Advertiser. Adelaide. Retrieved 17 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Greta Bradman". The Australian Women's Weekly. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2018 – via PressReader. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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