'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 recently made a spectacularly last-minute jump-in with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under maestro Simone Young, singing Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio alongside Simon O'Neill (Florestan).
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 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
UPCOMING 2023 HIGHLIGHTS
(Until 30 Sept - 11 Performances) LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Madeleine sings Strauss' Four Last Songs with English National Ballet at Sadlers Wells.
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(Until 21 Oct - 2 Performances) CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND: Madeleine sings the title role in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra / Erin Helyard. Click for more info
(Until 10 November - 4 Performances) NATIONAL TOUR, NEW ZEALAND: Madeleine sings Sibelius' Luonnotar with the NZSO under Gemma New. Click for more info
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: Madeleine sings the role of Marie opposite Julien Van Mellaerts in Berg's masterpiece, Wozzeck with Orchestra Wellington under Marc Taddei. Click for more info
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.