"an easy lyric tenor"
Daily Telegraph, Sydney – Tom Pillans
"...Cooper performed the job swimmingly!"
Daily Telegraph, Sydney – Grant Jones
"...the laurels on opening night were most definitely won by Brad Cooper in the title role.
A most auspicious debut. […] a ‘star is born’ moment."
ABC Limelight Magazine - Clive Paget (Albert Herring, Opera Australia)
"Brad Cooper was simply superb in the role of Orfeo, singing with a depth of passion. The role is constant and demanding, and his vocal interpretation was consistently impressive."
ClassikON - Marguerite Foxon (Orfeo ed Euridice, Sydney)
"A star was born on the first night of the run when tenor Brad Cooper opened his mouth. You could go round the world and never hear a better-sung Count Almaviva."
Musical Criticism, UK - Dominic McHugh (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Opera Holland Park)
"He’s fearless in his vocal athleticism and heroic enough in character to mask the role’s difficulties."
THE STAGE.CO.UK - Edward Bhesania (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Opera Holland Park)
Australian tenor, Brad Cooper is a dynamic performer, equally excited to engage in Opera, Art Song & Kabarett and life as a performer takes him to exciting places all around the globe.
Career highlights include performing Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for Oper Köln, Opera Australia & English Touring Opera, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Oper Köln, Albert in Albert Herring for Opera Australia, Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Holland Park, Don Alonse in L’amant Jaloux for Opera Comique, Davey in Jonathan Dove’s Siren Song & Aubry in Marschener’s Der Vampyr for Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, Emilio in Tutti in Maschera at Wexford Festival, creating the role of Clem in Misha Hamel’s Snow White for Nederlandse Reisopera, Jonathan in Handel’s Saul & Beethoven’s 'Ode to Joy' for Philharmonia Choirs at Sydney Opera House, Britten’s St Nicolas at Newcastle Music Festival, Messiah at Sydney Town Hall and singing alongside Anna Netrebko in Moscow. October 2018 Brad was thrilled to tour through 24 cities in China as Radamès in Aida for Australian International Productions.
In 2020 Brad is excited to be diving into the world of Wagner for the first time, training with renowned Wagnerian Siegfried Jerusalem in Nürnberg, understudying the title role of Lohengrin for Opera Australia & performing the Shepherd in Tristan und Isolde for Opera Queensland.
Brad's COOPER singt KABARETT concerts have taken him to Leyton House in London, The Bop Stop in Cleveland, Technopolis 20 in Cyprus, City Recital Hall & Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon in Sydney and Melbourne Recital Centre & Savage Club in Melbourne.
A NIGHT in VIENNA events are sell out successes at the Hydro Majestic Hotel and ARIAS in the OUTBACK is an annual hit at the Silverton Hotel in Australia.
Brad is passionate about sharing his love of music. His MAGIC FLUTE WORKSHOP has brought the fantastical world of Opera to thousands of children in Australia, his choral project Terra Australis introduced hundreds of students in Ohio to Australian Music, while his Pitch & Present - Opera Edition inspires corporate professionals to use their voice to be truely heard.
Brad studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, National Opera Studio in London and with Marilyn Horne at Music Academy of the West, California. He is thankful for the support of Nance Atkinson Trust, Wagner Society of NSW, Johnson Bequest, Australian Singing Competition and Dame Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Scholarship.