Madison Leonard



Madison Leonard

(she/her) Rising young soprano Madison Leonard is a 2018 winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions and has since made numerous role debuts around the US, most notably as Gilda in Rigoletto in a return to Seattle Opera and with Austin Opera. Future engagements include company debuts with Garsington Opera, Dallas Opera, Atlanta Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Utah Opera.

The Dallas Opera
Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro, 2021
Garsington Opera
Leonard Ingrams Award winner, 2021
Seattle Opera
Adina, L'elisir d'amore, 2020
National Symphony Orchestra
Soprano soloist, 2018
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Hänsel und Gretel
Madison Leonard
is represented by
Kristin Cowdin
Sempre Artists


The (R)evolution o...
Chrisann Brennan

Austin Opera, February, 2022

The (R)evolution o...
Chrisann Brennan

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, 2022

The Pirates of Pen...

Utah Opera, 2021

The Diving Bell an...
Sandrine/Mercedes (cove...

The Dallas Opera, 2021

Mahler Symphony No...
Soprano soloist

The Florida Orchestra, 2021

Symphony No.4

The Florida Orchestra, 2021

Der Rosenkavalier

Garsington Opera, 2021

The Magic Flute

North Carolina Opera, 2020


Tulsa Opera, 2020

L'elisir d'amore

Seattle Opera, 2020

Soprano soloist

Jacksonville Symphony, 2020


Austin Opera, 2019


Seattle Opera, 2019


Rising young soprano Madison Leonard is a 2018 winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, at which she sang arias from Rigoletto and Hänsel und Gretel with Bertrand de Billy conducting. In the 2019-20 season, she made her role debut as Gilda in Rigoletto in a return to Seattle Opera and repeats Verdi’s tragic heroine with Austin Opera. On the concert stage, she returned to the Florida Orchestra for Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and sang Handel’s Messiah with the Jacksonville Symphony. She added Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and the title role of Picker’s Emmeline to her repertoire for performances with North Carolina and Tulsa Opera, respectively, that were unfortunately cancelled by COVID-19.
Future engagements include a leading role and company debut with Dallas Opera, returns to Seattle Opera for her role debut as Adina in L’elisir d’amore as well as Austin Opera, and further debuts with Atlanta Opera and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Last season, she joined Seattle Opera as Chrisann Brennan in Bates’ The [R]evolution of Steve Jobs and Frasquita in Carmen.
She returned to Wolf Trap Opera for two role debuts: Ilia in Idomeneo and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette and is a former Cafritz Young Artist of Washington National Opera, at which she sang Morgana in Alcina, the High Priestess in Aida, the Rose in Portman’s The Little Prince, and Little Zegner Sister in Mazzoli’s Proving Up.
She is a previous first place winner of the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition and an alumna of Pepperdine University and Northwestern University.
"Soprano Madison Leonard sings Sophie with a delightfully bright, ethereal upper register, instilling all the optimism of youth in a charming portrayal."
— Bachtrack