Madison Leonard

SOPRANO

"CARO NOME"
Rigoletto
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Madison Leonard

(she/her) Rising young soprano Madison Leonard is a 2018 winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions and has since made numerous role debuts around the US, most notably as Gilda in Rigoletto in a return to Seattle Opera and with Austin Opera. Future engagements include company debuts with Garsington Opera, Dallas Opera, Atlanta Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Utah Opera.

The Dallas Opera
Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro, 2021
Seattle Opera
Adina, L'elisir d'amore, 2020
National Symphony Orchestra
Soprano soloist, 2018
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"WO BIN ICH?"
Hänsel und Gretel
Madison Leonard
is represented by
Kristin Cowdin
Sempre Artists

Schedule

L'elisir d'amore
Adina

Seattle Opera, 2020


The Pirates of Pen...
Mabel

Utah Opera, 2021

The (R)evolution o...
Chrisann Brennan

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, 2022


The (R)evolution o...
Chrisann Brennan

Atlanta Opera, 2022

The Diving Bell an...
Sandrine/Mercedes (cove...

Dallas Opera, 2021


Mahler Symphony No...
Soprano soloist

The Florida Orchestra, 2021

Der Rosenkavalier
Sophie

Garsington Opera, 2021


Rigoletto
Gilda

Seattle Opera, 2019

Pulcinella
Soprano soloist

Jacksonville Symphony, 2020

Rigoletto
Gilda

Austin Opera, 2019

The Magic Flute
Pamina

North Carolina Opera, 2020

Emmeline
Emmeline

Tulsa Opera, 2020

Symphony No.4
Mahler

The Florida Orchestra, 2021

Biography

Rising young soprano Madison Leonard is a 2018 winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, at which she sang arias from Rigoletto and Hänsel und Gretel with Bertrand de Billy conducting. In the 2019-20 season, she made her role debut as Gilda in Rigoletto in a return to Seattle Opera and repeats Verdi’s tragic heroine with Austin Opera. On the concert stage, she returned to the Florida Orchestra for Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and sang Handel’s Messiah with the Jacksonville Symphony. She added Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and the title role of Picker’s Emmeline to her repertoire for performances with North Carolina and Tulsa Opera, respectively, that were unfortunately cancelled by COVID-19.
Future engagements include a leading role and company debut with Dallas Opera, returns to Seattle Opera for her role debut as Adina in L’elisir d’amore as well as Austin Opera, and further debuts with Atlanta Opera and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Last season, she joined Seattle Opera as Chrisann Brennan in Bates’ The [R]evolution of Steve Jobs and Frasquita in Carmen.
She returned to Wolf Trap Opera for two role debuts: Ilia in Idomeneo and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette and is a former Cafritz Young Artist of Washington National Opera, at which she sang Morgana in Alcina, the High Priestess in Aida, the Rose in Portman’s The Little Prince, and Little Zegner Sister in Mazzoli’s Proving Up.
She is a previous first place winner of the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition and an alumna of Pepperdine University and Northwestern University.
"Every note, every step, every gesture radiated young love with a freshness and honesty that made you fall for her Gilda the way she fell for the Duke. And that voice!"
— Austin American-Statesman

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