BRADLEY TRAVIS

Bass Baritone

 

Winner of a 2015 Leonard Ingrams Award and the 2014 Helen Clarke Award both from Garsington Opera, and the Basil A Turner Prize at British Youth Opera.

B U N T H O R N E   R E V I E W S

"...the show rests on two expertly crafted comic performances. Bradley Travis’s effusively angular, “fleshly poet” Bunthorne is a joy."

The Guardian, George Hall, 09/03/17

 

"Bradley Travis and Ross Ramgobin are vocally adroit and gently amusing as the rival poets..."

The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, 09/03/17

 

"Bradley Travis as Bunthorne created the most marvellous poses, with and without the quill taken from a peacock's tail feather...his brilliantly affected vacuity served the role to perfection."

markronan.com, Mark Ronan, 09/03/17

 

"Travis really worked (Liam) Steel's physical theatre approach to great effect and showed great comic timing in moments like his confessional monologue 'Am I alone and unobserved?'."

planethugill.com, Robert Hugill, 10/03/17

 

"Bradley Travis’s Bunthorne was an extravagant concoction of cerise and orange velvet, floral stockings lilies and peacock feathers, topped with an extravagant beret. Travis postured, posed and attitudinised with grace, gallantry and gentility, and stayed just the right side of camp droopiness. His ironically drowsy patter number, ‘Am I Alone and Unobserved, I Am’, got the show on the road, characterised by RP diction and effortless singing; and, Bunthorne’s ‘Oh Hollow! Hollow! Hollow!’ was delivered in a honeyed baritone not lacking a splattering of hypocrisy and humbug. The swift ‘If you’re anxious for to shine’ was deftly delivered. Travis has superb theatrical timing and knows when to turn up the comic thermometer..."   

operatoday.com, Claire Seymour, 12/03/17

 

"...Bradley Travis, elastic-limbed and agile-voiced as creepy Bunthorne..."

The Observer, Fiona Maddocks, 12/03/17

 

"Bradley Travis is a delightfully hyperactive Bunthorne, a torrent of nimble, louche gestures."

The Stage, Graham Rogers, 13/03/17

 

"...the dialogue crackles and Sullivan's gorgeous score is beautifully sung by a youthful cast...Bradley Travis's repellent but funny pseudo-poet Bunthorne..."

The Sunday Times, Hugh Canning, 19/03/17

 

"The poets Bunthorne and Grosvenor, rivals in monstrous egos as well as in love, are vividly portrayed by Bradley Travis and Ross Ramgobin, with both always staying the right side of ruinously camp."

Mail on Sunday, David Mellor, 19/03/17

 

"Steel's chosen tone is 1970s' sitcom, with echoes of Kenneth Williams in Bradley Travis's rubber-faced Bunthorne.  This fellow is a very fine performer and delivers his knowing lines (and patter) with relish and clarity..."

Opera Now, Robert Thicknesse, April 2017

 

"The poets themselves were, naturally, the stars of the show.   With an uncanny resemblance to a young Jim Dale, and at least some of the Carry On star's gift for physical comedy, Bradley Travis was a delightfully hyperactive Bunthorne, an inexhaustible torrent of nimble, louche gestures...The peacocking pair sparred marvellously in their Act 2 showdown."

Opera Magazine, Graham Rodgers, May 2017

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"Bradley Travis, the star of the show as the self-important, sports-mad Count Robinson.  Travis was just as adept at managing badminton shuttlecocks mid-aria as he was at negotiating syllables in a patter song."

Claire Seymour, Opera Magazine, November 2013

 

"three of the singers are accomplished farceurs...Bradley Travis's improbably debonair Count"

Michael Church, The Independent, September 2013

 

"The men filled their roles to perfection...the finest comic performance of the evening, Bradley Travis's as a Woosterish Count Robinson, filling every moment with disciplined gesture"

David Nice, The Arts Desk, September 2013

 

"Bradley Travis' magnificent entrance steals all hearts, as does his wonderful singing."

Charlotte Valori, Bach Track, September 2013

 

"Travis was simply brilliant as the crazy Robinson, but with a heart of gold underneath...Travis clearly has a great gift for comedy."

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill, September 2013

"Bradley Travis’s Figaro had a lightness of touch coupled with graceful, unaffected singing and acting...Travis’s Figaro, has star quality."

​Paul Reed, Classical Source, June 2012

"Bradley Travis's Lord Ellington was a sharp bit of characterization, portrayed with plenty of comic instinct and an attractively forthright baritone."​

Peter Reed, Opera Magazine, August 2013

“Travis offered an Ottone as handsome of voice as of uniformed figure; his conflict was credible, tormenting and, through expressive artistry very much became ours.

​Mark Berry, Seen and heard International, December 2012

"It was a particular pleasure to see Bradley Travis again as Don Iñigo Gomez - a most accomplished comedy performance with a John Cleese silly walk as well! This young man has a fine instinct for timing - a real talent."

Brian Dickie, December 2013

"The sweetest and perhaps most Mozartean singing of all comes from Bradley Travis and Lucy Hall...Youthful, carnal and unreliable, they make a fascinating pair"

Mark Valencia, What's on Stage, March 2016

"Siegfried Sassoon (Bradley Travis, a noble voice behind a suitably ghostly pallor)."

Richard Morrison, The Times, July 2017

"Bradley Travis and Matthew Stiff gave standout performances with precision, clarity and excellent characterisation."

Jack Johnson, Bachtrack, March 2016

© 2015 by Bradley Travis