Bradley Smoak wins Marc Blitzstein Award at the 2016 Lotte Lenya Competition

18 April 2016

Rayfield is delighted to announce that their recent signing American bass-baritone Bradley Smoak has won the first ever Marc Blitzstein Award to be bestowed by the Lotte Lenya Competition in a final that took place on 16 April. The award was given for the most outstanding individual performance of a number from the golden era of music theatre for his rendition of “Pass that football” from Wonderful Town. Bradley said: ‘Thank you for this incredible honour! I had so much fun taking part in the competition, and winning this important Award, promoting the “total package” performer is the icing on the cake!’

Rayfield Allied is thrilled to represent this versatile rising star who is currently a second year member of the prestigious Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The artist has sung under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Andrew Davis, Jane Glover and Michael Christie and has made notable appearances at Wexford Festival opera, Palm Beach Opera, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.  His repertoire is broad and includes roles like Zarastro, Colline, Claggart, Four Villains and Alfonso amongst others.  A former member of the esteemed Gerdine Young Artist Program, Mr Smoak is well known to audiences at Opera Theatre of St Louis where he will return this season for Colline La bohème with celebrated director Ron Daniels.

Enjoy Bradley Smoak’s singing and acting skills in his brilliant performance as the Pirate King

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