Madison Marie McIntosh, mezzo-soprano
“Sparkling” mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh has been praised for her “wondrously flexible voice” and “prodigious vocal skills” (Voce di Meche). OperaWire has praised her “vocal power,” “enchanting voice,” and “velvety mezzo-soprano.”
Last summer, Madison was a Resident Artist in the inaugural season of Will Crutchfield’s Teatro Nuovo. She sang the Eco and covered the title role in Tancredi “rifatto.” She was then featured in the title role of Handel’s Giulio Cesare as a guest artist with Connecticut Lyric Opera. In September, she appeared as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Opera Theatre of Montclair. At Caramoor in 2017, Madison performed the role of Ernesta in Un avvertimento ai gelosi. In 2014, she worked with Mo. Alberto Zedda as a young artist of the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro and sang Delia in the Rossini Opera Festival’s production of Il viaggio a Reims. During the 2016/17 season, she sang Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Sara (Roberto Devereux), Angelina (La Cenerentola), and Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena). Later in 2017, she reprised the role of Angelina with Opera Theatre of Montclair, made her role debut as Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), reprised the role of Rosina with Vocal Productions NYC, and was the Alto Soloist in New Amsterdam Opera’s performances of Handel’s Messiah. This summer, she will join Mo. Eve Queler as a soloist in her 25th annual Bel Canto Opera Concert in Blandford, Massachusetts.
Madison has sung lead roles in the world premieres of four operas by composer Theodore Christman and premiered song cycles by composers such as Peter Breiner. She has performed in venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.