Madeleine Pierard

Madeleine Pierard

Lyric Soprano

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«"The other seriously impressive contribution came from Madeleine Pierard: whether singing or not, she communicated temperament, style and personality, and her ample, flexible soprano has a spark." (Il Viaggio a Reims - The Royal Opera)»
«"In the title role Madeleine Pierard sang with a lovely sheen and brought allure to the one showpiece aria, 'Depuis le jour'" (Louise, Buxton Festival/Stephen Barlow, July 2015»
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph 17 July 2015 (2016)
«Pierard’s performance was mesmerising: on top of Schoenberg’s fiendish vocal challenges, and with every facial and body movement signalling a different micro-facet of inner turmoil.»
RIchard Morrison, The Times, 7 November 2016 (2016)
2016Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2016John Adams: Nixon in ChinaPat Nixon
2016Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaBerta
2015Charpentier G.: LouiseLouise
2014Mozart: IdomeneoElettra
2014Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2014Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2013Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressAnne Trulove
2012Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2012Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2012Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2012Dvořák: Rusalka1. Fee
2012Strauss R.: SalomeA Slave
2011Bellini: La SonnambulaLisa
2011Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's BrideMarfa
2011Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorSoprano
2010Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelSandmännchen (The Sandman)
2010Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoVitellia
2010Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2009Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamHelena


London-based New Zealand soprano and 2005 Lexus Song Quest Winner, Madeleine Pierard was a Jette Parker Young Artist with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, where she has subsequently sung numerous principal roles, notably Musetta (La Boheme), Lisa (La Sonnambula), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Contessa di Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims). She has recently performed Musetta at The Royal Albert Hall and in Istanbul with The Royal Opera and made her role debut as Violetta (NZ Opera) earlier this year to great critical acclaim. Other recent roles include Pat Nixon (Nixon in China, NZ Opera), Woman (Erwartung, Shadwell Opera) and Louise (Louise, Buxton Opera). Madeleine performs extensively throughout NZ and Europe, frequently tours with the NZSO, has performed in recital at the Wigmore and Cadogan Halls and in concert in Europe, recently with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Strasbourg. Madeleine also regularly appears as an oratorio soloist at St Martin-in-the-Fields and Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonia. Madeleine also specialises in contemporary classical repertoire, having appeared in numerous performances and recordings of new works. The 2017-18 season includes the roles of Elettra (Idomeneo) and Cecilio (Lucio Silla) for Buxton Opera, plus other exciting roles tba. 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: La Traviata Violetta Valéry 1 week New Zealand Opera (Auckland) 2016
John Adams: Nixon in China Pat Nixon 1 week New Zealand Opera (Auckland) 2016
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Berta 1 Day Royal Opera House 2016
Charpentier G.: Louise Louise 1 week Buxton Festival Opera 2015
Mozart: Idomeneo Elettra Royal Opera House 2014


Lexus song quest (1st)
Arts Foundation of NZ New generation award
royal overseas league winner (voice)
les azuriales competition winner
lies askonas prize (rcm, london)