Madison Marie McIntosh - Maffio Orsini
“Sparkling” mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh has been praised for her “wondrously flexible voice,” “prodigious vocal skills,” and “richly textured and strong lower register” (Voce di Meche). OperaWire has praised her “vocal power,” “enchanting voice,” “velvety mezzo-soprano,” and “abundant vocal and dramatic technique, with no shortage of soaring high notes and flexible roulades.” She won The American Prize in 2020 and later performed a benefit concert for TAP that featured eight world premieres. In 2022, she reprised the title roles in La Cenerentola (with Fargo Moorhead Opera) and Giulio Cesare in Egitto (with Connecticut Lyric Opera); performed in concerts with Gulfshore Opera, the Art Song Preservation Society of New York, and the Wagner in Vermont Festival; and premiered principal roles by Roger Neill, Neil Cohen, Nathan Felix, Amy Scurria, Jeff Shankley, Jane K, Germaine Shames, and Arnold Saltzman.
Madison has performed Ernesta (Un avvertimento ai gelosi) at Caramoor, Delia (Il viaggio a Reims) with the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Beppe (L’amico Fritz) with Teatro Grattacielo at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, and Alto Soloist (Messiah) with New Amsterdam Opera. She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kravis Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, the DiMenna Center, the Wiener Kammeroper, and the Teatro Rossini. She recently sang in virtual events presented by Fort Worth Opera, Teatro Nuovo, the Kravis Center, and Maryland Opera. In 2020, she performed one of the 22 ariette by Vaccai in Will Crutchfield’s video “Bel Canto in Thirty Minutes,” which also includes singers such as Lawrence Brownlee, Jennifer Rowley, Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, Tamara Mumford, and Michael Spyres.
Madison has performed the title role in Carmen, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Sara (Roberto Devereux), Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and other roles nationally and internationally. This spring, Madison will sing Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) with Opera on the James, reprise Claire (Bomb Squad Rhapsody) as a guest artist at the University of Florida, perform in Maryland Opera’s concert Bravissimo Bel Canto, and reprise Margaret and Rachel (Geniza: Hidden Fragments) with the Chesapeake Orchestra. This summer, she will perform in Eve Queler’s annual Bel Canto Opera Concert. Madison has previously performed with Mo. Queler in her 25th annual concert and the premiere of Theodore Christman’s opera The Impresario and the Dueling Divas.
Previous appearances with New Amsterdam Opera:
Soloist, Messiah, 2017
Marzelline, Fidelio, 2016