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“The confrontation with the stone guest also put the cap on a splendidly credible performance of the title role by the Canadian baritone Elliot Madore, who looks the part, magnificently so in his final defiance, and who sang throughout with considerable style and nuance.” Martin Kettle, The Guardian, June 8, 2014 - Title role in 'Don Giovanni' at Glyndebourne
“Very convincing as the new Guglielmo was the young Elliot Madore. He is completely charming while moving totally free and also is very handsome. Here could be a new Don Giovanni on the rise! His baritone has a good color and flexible timbre.” John H. Mueller, Der Neue Merker, February 6, 2014 - Guglielmo in 'Così fan tutte' at Opernhaus Zürich
“Mr. Madore underplayed the darker moments of both cycles in masterly fashion. In the first song of the Mahler, “Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit Macht,” the pain of the line “Weep, weep for my darling, for my dear darling,” was all the more intense for the reserve with which he handled both repetitions… he sang with exciting confidence and detail, delivering Poulenc’s elegantly bleak “Sanglots” with subtlety and concentration. He lingered for the slightest extra moment on the vowel in the last word of the Mahler cycle — “Traum” (“Dream”) — capturing in an instant the song’s melancholy beauty and showing the instincts and training of an exceptional recitalist…the evening was Mr. Madore’s.” Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, January 17, 2012 - Carnegie Hall recital debut with the Marilyn Horne Foundation
A winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Canadian baritone Elliot Madore is already gaining international notoriety for his exceptional voice and artistry.
In the 2014 – 2015 season, Mr. Madore will make his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Pelléas in a new production of Pelléas et Melisande, a role he will debut first at the Croatian National Opera in Stéphane Braunschweig’s production. He also debuted at the Dutch National Opera as Prince Hérisson de Porc-Epic in Laurent Pelly’s new production of Chabrier’s L’étoile which was recorded for . . . DVD. He returns to Opernhaus Zurich as Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos under Fabio Luisi and opens the new Philharmonie Hall in Paris with Les Arts Florissants as Adario in Rameau’s Les Indes galantes. He will be heard in recital with the Cleveland Art Song Festival and with Music Toronto, which will be broadcast on the CBC.
Elliot Madore continued as a member of the ensemble at Opernhaus Zürich where he made his role debut as Valentin in Jan Philipp Gloger’s new production of Faust in the 2013 – 2014 season. He was also seen in revivals of Così fan tutte as Guglielmo under Tomas Netopil and Schaunard in La bohème conducted by Nello Santi. The title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni served as his successful return to both Opera Philadelphia and the Glyndebourne Festival.
Mr. Madore began as a member of the ensemble in Zurich in the 2012 – 2013 season where he was seen as Andrei a new production of Peter Eötvös’s Three Sisters and revivals of Pagliacci (Silvio), Un ballo in maschera (Silvano), and La scala di seta (Germano). He made his European operatic debut at the Glyndebourne Festival in a new production of L’heure espagnole as Ramiro and L’enfant et les sortilèges as The Cat/Grandfather Clock directed by Laurent Pelly and conducted by Kazushi Ono. He was also seen in this same Ravel double-bill at the Saito Kinen Festival conducted by Seiji Ozawa and directed by Laurent Pelly.
Mr. Madore made his Metropolitan Opera mainstage debut as Lysander in their original baroque fantasy The Enchanted Island conducted by William Christie, as well as singing the Novice’s Friend in Billy Budd in the 2011 – 2012 season as a member of Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Mr. Madore also made his Carnegie Hall recital debut at Weill Recital Hall as part of Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues… series and performed a solo concert with the Edmonton Symphony in a program of opera arias and Lieder.
Mr. Madore recently returned to the Opera Theatre of St. Louis where he starred as the title role in Don Giovanni. He has been seen at Opera Colorado as Schaunard in La bohème and made his recital debut at the National Arts Centre in Canada which was recorded and broadcast on the CBC Radio Two’s "Next! Canada's Music Future" Series. In the summer of 2011, he was a member of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project where he covered the title role in Don Giovanni and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. He also made his Salzburg Festival debut as the Japanese Envoy in concert performances of Stravinsky’s Le rossignol with Ivor Bolton and Mozarteumorchester Salzburg.
At the Tanglewood Festival, Mr. Madore has been seen as Harlekin and the Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos under the baton of Christoph von Dohnányi and the title role of Don Giovanni under James Levine. While pursuing his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Madore was seen as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well the title role in Don Giovanni, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Sid in Albert Herring, and Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas.
Mr. Madore made his Opera Theatre of St. Louis debut as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly as a Gerdine Young Artist, a role in which he also made his Opera Company of Philadelphia debut. He was also a member of the Chautauqua Voice Program under the guidance of his voice teacher Marlena Malas.
In addition to the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Madore was the recipient of the 2010 George London Award for a Canadian Singer from the George London Foundation, a finalist in the 2010 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers in Houston and the recipient of the ARIAS Emerging Young Artist Award from Opera Canada. He was also the winner of the 2009 Palm Beach Vocal Competition.
(Updated October 2014)