Madison Arsenault, alto soloist

arsenault_madison_photoMadison has recently graduated with a Master’s of Music in Voice Performance and Literature at Western University, under the tutelage of Anita Krause-Wiebe. For her undergrad, Madison also studied at Western with Jackalyn Short. She made her operatic debut in 2012 as Cherubino in Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. In 2013, Madison was featured in a concert with Orchestra London with The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy. She was also featured as The Secretary in Menotti’s “The Consul” with UWOpera that same year. Madison made her international debut as “Giulietta” in Offenbach’s “Les Contes D’Hoffmann” with FIO Americas in São Paulo, Brazil. She was also seen as the title role in Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia” with UWOpera. Madison performed as a soloist with Choral Works choir and orchestra singing Mozart’s Vespers, and was brought back the next year to sing his Coronation Mass. Last year, Madison headed across the Atlantic to sing the title role in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe” with Yorkshire Opera Workshop in England. Soon after she was back in Canada singing the role of Ježibaba in Dvorjak’s “Rusalka” with Halifax Summer Opera Festival. This past summer she headed across the Atlantic again to sing the title role in Handel’s “Rinaldo” with Academia Europea Dell’opera in Lucca, Italy. Since finishing her masters, Madison has been teaching private piano and singing lessons, taking gigs wherever she can, and working as an usher at the Canadian Opera Company as she continues to audition and start her career. Madison would like to thank her friends, family and mentors for their continued encouragement and support; without these amazing people, dreams would never come to fruition!

Meet Madison next Saturday at 19:30.

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