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“Elliot Madore uses his solo performance to become the brilliant vocal musical centerpiece of the show.” Joachim Lange, Die Deutsche Buehne, March 9, 2013 - Andrei in 'Three Sisters' at Opernhaus Zürich
“Madore has a fine baritonal ring and clear French diction, and frankly there was not much doubt from the moment he walked onstage whom Conception would end up with!” Michael Reynolds, Musical Criticism, August 18, 2012 - Ramiro in 'L'heure espagnole' at the Glyndebourne Festival
“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 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Canadian baritone Elliot Madore is already gaining international notoriety for his voice and artistry. In the 2012 – 2013 season, he joins the ensemble of Opernhaus Zürich after graduating from the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.
This season, Mr. Madore will be seen in Zurich 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 . . . will make 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. Future seasons will see him at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zurich, Glyndebourne Festival, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, as well as with Seiji Ozawa at the Saito Kinen Festival and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
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. 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'. Also last season, he was 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.
In the 2009 – 2010 season, Mr. Madore returned to the Tanglewood Music Festival as Harlekin and the Music Master in 'Ariadne auf Naxos' under the baton of esteemed conductor Christoph von Dohnányi. Previously at Tanglewood, he was seen in 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 March 2013)