Ms. Leonard appears as Gilda in Verdi’s tense and brutal tale of lechery, betrayal, and revenge. She makes her role debut with Seattle Opera in August 2019, and goes on to reprise the role with Austin Opera in November 2019.
Ms. Leonard appears as the title role in Tobias Picker's Emmeline with Tulsa Opera. Based on a true story and the book by Judith Rossner, the opera tells the story of Emmeline, who gives her illegitimate son up for adoption. This production marks the operatic conducting debut of the composer.
JUST ANNOUNCED: 2019/2020
Ms. Leonard's 2019-2020 season is marked by debuts, including her house and role debuts as Gilda in Austin Opera's Rigoletto, the title role in Tobias Picker's Emmeline with Tulsa Opera, and a return to Seattle Opera as Gilda in Rigoletto.
Rising young soprano Madison Leonard is a 2018 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, at which she sang arias from Rigoletto and Hänsel und Gretel with Bertrand de Billy conducting. Ms. Leonard's hallmark season saw debuts with Seattle Opera, where she makes her role debut as Gilda in Rigoletto in her 2019/2020 season.