Madeleine Pierard

Award-wining soprano, Madeleine Pierard was a Jette Parker Young Artist with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, where she has since sung numerous roles, including Contessa di Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims), Musetta (London/Istanbul), Lisa (La Sonnambula), Berta, Noémie (Cendrillon) and Costanza (L’isola disabitata).

Other recent roles include Lady Macbeth with English Touring Opera; Violetta, Pat Nixon, Miss Jessel and Musetta with NZ Opera; Musetta at the Royal Albert Hall; Louise and Elettra for The Buxton Festival; the title role in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna and Mrs Julian (Owen Wingrave) with Grange Park Opera, UK.

Concert appearances include the Beethoven 9 The Barbican, Britten’s War Requiem at the Cadogan Hall; numerous appearances with the NZSO and throughout Europe. She has also featured as a soloist with The Royal Ballet.

In recital, Madeleine has performed at Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Opera House.

Madeleine is a teacher and mentor for The Royal Opera House, and has recently been named the inaugural Dame Malvina Major Chair in Opera at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.