Mezzo-soprano Mikalia Bradberry is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance. Ms. Bradberry was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Niagara Falls natives and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Abilene Christian University. Bradberry prepared the roles of Carmen in Bizet’s Le Tragedie de Carmen and Madame de Croissey in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites for the University of Minnesota’s opera program for the ’19-’20 season. She also prepared the role of Lucretia of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with An Opera Theatre in the spring of 2020 and recently performed the role of Nicole in their most recent work, In Media Res . Additionally, Ms. Bradberry is a DEI committee member for OOPS MN and is a teaching artist for An Opera Theatre in Minneapolis. Ms. Bradberry is the recent winner of St. Croix Valley Opera’s vocal competition of 2021. She is a former student of Dr. Julie Pruett, Adriana Zabala and is a current student of Victoria Vargas.