'Whether singing or not, she communicated temperament, style and personality, and her ample, flexible soprano has a spark.'
The Financial Times, UK
'Blessed with a voice of glittering, secure virtuosity and volume as well as an imposing, not to say intimidating presence.'
The Classical Source, UK
Madeleine has been named the inaugural Dame Malvina Major Chair in Opera at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato - The University of Waikato in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is an exciting opportunity that combines guiding the next generation of talented singers with continuing work as an international performer.
Madeleine was engaged to sing Aufseherin and cover Chrysothemis in Christof Loy's production of Strauss's Elektra for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, under Antonio Pappano. This was unfortunately postponed due to COVID-19 and a new date will be announced in due course.
Madeleine is a co-founder of the organisation, SWAP'ra: Supporting Women and Parents in Opera. For more information, click here
Madeleine received rave reviews as Lady Macbeth for English Touring Opera's Spring Season: "Pierard, her tone a mixture of silk and metal, is electrifying throughout." (The Guardian) For more reviews, click here
During London Lockdowns, Madeleine established a successful food blog, documenting her creativity during a challenging time. Take a look here and sign up to become a patron and receive tutorial videos here
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: Madeleine is the soprano soloist in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Madeleine is the soprano soloist in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko.
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND: Madeleine is the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
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New Zealand soprano, Madeleine Pierard was a Jette Parker Young Artist at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. She is in demand as a concert artist and in opera roles throughout Europe and in her home country of New Zealand. Known for her mesmerising stage presence and staggering coloratura, Madeleine enjoys a richly varied career, ranging in speciality from Rossini to Schoenberg.