Biography

Soprano Madeline Stern has been enthralling audiences around the world with her vibrant sound, insightful interpretations, and powerful stage presence.

 

Born and raised in Manhattan with both parents working on Broadway, Ms. Stern grew up performing and studying  voice  from a young age. Today she is known for her versatility, taking on a wide range of genres from opera, musical theatre, oratorio, and concert work, to jazz and popular music. Madeline thrives  equally in the worlds of classical and modern composers .

 

Her operatic roles include: Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Countess (Le Nozze Di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così Fan Tutte), Kitty Hart (Dead Man Walking), Pamina/Queen of the Night/First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Gianetta (The Gondoliers), Esther (Esther, Sweet Esther –World premier), and Cousin Hebe (HMS Pinafore).

 

Ms. Stern has sung as the soprano soloist in many choral works including: Handel’s "Messiah", Rossini’s "Petite Messe Solennelle", Haydn’s "Harmoniemesse and Paukenmesse", and Orff’s "Carmina Burana."

 

Madeline has done extensive recital  and concert work in Indiana, New York, Vienna, Florence, Arezzo, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. She has sung/danced in prestigious groups such as The Singing Hoosiers, University Singers, Cabaret Troupe (Ain't Misbehavin’ and Swing!) and ROK (Reimagining Opera for Kids). 

 

With over 30 musical theater roles performed, some highlights include: Maria (West Side Story), Cunegonde (Candide), Signora Naccarelli (The Light in the Piazza), Nettie (Carousel), Rose (The Secret Garden), and Lady Thiang (The King and I). 

 

Ms. Stern resides in Long Beach, CA with her wonderful husband, dog, and cat. She is a proud alumnus of LaGuardia Arts High School and Indiana University, where she received both her undergraduate (BM ’14) and graduate (MM ’16) degrees. 

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