JUST ANNOUNCED: 2022/2023
Praised for her “silvery, ethereal-sounding Sophie” by Opera magazine and “lovely vocal delicacy” in The Telegraph, Madison Leonard returns to the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with Dallas Opera and Central City Opera, respectively, in the 2022-23 season.
She also makes roles debuts as Leïla in Les pêcheurs des perles with Austin Opera, Marie in La fille du régiment with Utah Opera, and Despina in Così fan tutte with Palm Beach Opera in addition to returning to the Florida Orchestra for Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. Future engagements include her return to Garsington Opera.
Last season, she returned to Austin Opera and made her debut with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Chrisann Brennan in Bates’ The [R]evolution of Steve Jobs. She also sang excerpts of the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor in concert with the Sacramento Philharmonic and joined Utah Opera as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance.
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 2020-21 season, she made a return to Seattle Opera as Adina in a filmed version of L’elisir d’amore and makes her international, role, and house debut with Garsington Opera as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. In the 2021-22 season, she debuted with Utah Opera as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance; returned to the role of Chrisann Brennan in Bates’ The [R]evolution of Steve Jobs with Austin Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City.