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Madison Marie McIntosh

Madison Marie McIntosh


“Sparkling” mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh has been praised for her “wondrously flexible voice,” “prodigious vocal skills,” and “richly textured and strong lower register” (Voce di Meche). OperaWire has praised her “vocal power,” “enchanting voice,” “velvety mezzo-soprano,” and “abundant vocal and dramatic technique, with no shortage of soaring high notes and flexible roulades.” She won The American Prize in Vocal Performance in 2020 and later performed a benefit concert for The American Prize that featured world premieres of works by eight composers.

Madison has performed Ernesta (Un avvertimento ai gelosi) at Caramoor, Deli_a (Il viaggio a Reims) with the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Alto Soloist (Messiah) with New Amsterdam Opera, and other roles nationally and internationally. In 2022, she reprised the title role in La Cenerentola with Fargo Moorhead Opera; reprised the title role in Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Connecticut Lyric Opera; performed in concerts with Gulfshore Opera, the Art Song Preservation Society of New York, and the Wagner in Vermont Festival; and premiered the roles of Francesca Da Ponte (Da Ponte, by Neil Cohen and Roger Neill), Hernán Cortés (La Malinche, by Nathan Felix), Claire (Bomb Squad Rhapsody, by Jane K and Germaine Shames), Young Woman (A Severed Chord, by Amy Scurria and Jeff Shankley), Spatz (No. 5, by Nathan Felix), and Margaret Dunlop Gibson and Rachel (Geniza: Hidden Fragments, by Arnold Saltzman). In 2021, she sang Beppe in Teatro Grattacielo’s production of L’amico Fritz at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, the Domme in Three Way with Fargo Moorhead Opera, Melissa in La liberazione di Ruggiero with Connecticut Lyric Opera, Ruggiero in Alter Ego Chamber Opera’s production of Alcina REVAMPED at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and Lola Lowell in the virtual premiere of Theodore Christman’s opera The Impresario and the Dueling Divas with Mo. Eve Queler. Madison has also performed the title role in Carmen, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Sara (Roberto Devereux), Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and principal roles in the world premieres of eleven operas.

She has premiered song cycles and other works by composers such as Peter Breiner, Paula Kimper, Roger Neill, Kevin Scott, Jeff Shankley, Myron Silberstein, Webster Young, and Paul Ayres. In 2019, she joined Eve Queler as a soloist in her 25th annual Bel Canto Opera Concert. She has been featured as a soloist in venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, the DiMenna Center, and the Teatro Rossini. She covered the title role in Tancredi and sang the Eco in the inaugural season of Will Crutchfield’s Teatro Nuovo. In 2019, she performed the role of Prinz Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) at the Wiener Kammeroper as a result of winning First Prize in the Vienna Summer Music Festival Competition. She worked with the late Mo. Alberto Zedda as a young artist of the Accademia Rossiniana in 2014 and was an Apprentice Artist of Sarasota Opera in 2018.

In 2020, she was presented in a solo virtual concert in the Kravis Center’s series Kravis @ Home. She also sang in virtual events presented by Fort Worth Opera, Maryland Opera, and the Art Song Preservation Society of New York. She performed one of the 22 ariette by Vaccai in Will Crutchfield’s video “Bel Canto in Thirty Minutes,” which also includes singers such as Lawrence Brownlee, Jennifer Rowley, Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, Tamara Mumford, and Michael Spyres. She later collaborated with Mo. Crutchfield on a recording for Teatro Nuovo’s Bel Canto Collection.

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