Since Bradley was four years old, he was encouraged by both of his grandfathers to play golf. During high school, Wisk spent time in Las Vegas working with world-renown golf instructor, Butch Harmon. However, in his senior year, he needed an extra credit to graduate and was advised to take choir by his guidance counselor. The choir teacher, Mr. Foster, saw profound talent and persuaded him to audition nationally which began Wisk’s career in music.
Bradley is a graduate of the prestigious Indiana University where he was privileged to study with legendary Basso Giorgio Tozzi. At IU, as an undergraduate, he sang the baritone roles of St. Brioche in The Merry Widow and the Bouncer/Politician in The Ballad of Baby Doe with the IU Opera Theater. He furthered his education at the Manhattan School of Music where he received his Masters Degree in 2007. With the Manhattan School Opera Center, he sang the role of the Doctor in Vanessa before switching to tenor in his final year, then singing Tinca in Il Tabarro and Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi. After Manhattan School, he furthered his transition to tenor by taking on Goro in Madama Butterfly at Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance program.
In 2009, Wisk performed with the Verdi Chorus as a leading soloist. He also won the Nicholas Loren Competition, was a finalist in The Santa Barbara Performing Arts Foundation Competition, and he earned an additional scholarship from the L.A Opera Buffs. Described as having “an alluring rich color and exceptional spinning stratospheric top notes.” Wisk has begun his journey into the leading tenor repertoire. He spent two summer seasons with Utah Festival Opera, where he covered the roles of Tony in West Side Story and Don José in Carmen completing his transition to a leading tenor.
In the spring of 2010, he sang with UCLA as the lead tenor in Flight by Jonathan Dove. In 2011, he performed in the Marcello Giordani Master class and was a district winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition. Additionally, he performed at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. During the 2012 season, tenor Bradley Wisk performed for the celebrity judges of America’s Got Talent at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, Bradley works with world renown vocal coach Seth Riggs. Encouraging Wisk to perform in many different genres because of his vocal flexibility (from low baritone register to high tenor tessitura), Mr. Riggs has been pivotal in the expansion of Wisk’s career outside of opera.
His current repertoire includes Frank Sinatra, Broadway, Classical-Crossover, Latin Pop, Neapolitan Songs, and Adult Contemporary. His operatic repertoire includes: Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Alfredo in La Traviata, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Il Duca di Manotova in Rigoletto, and Macduff in Macbeth.
Bradley has made his home in New York City and L.A, where he continues vocal studies with Bill Schuman, along with Seth Riggs, Gualtiero Negrini, and Nicholas Loren.
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