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About Madison

New Zealand soprano Madison Nonoa is a recent graduate of the prestigious opera course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Madison has made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as First Siren (Rinaldo) and was selected as a 2020/2021 Jerwood Young Artist for the Festival. She was named a Samling Artist in 2020 and is a current Britten-Pears Young Artist, as well as a former Dame Malvina Major Emerging Young Artist with New Zealand Opera, where she made her debut as Papagena (Die Zauberflöte).

Madison has performed nationally and internationally with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and with the London Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall. Competition highlights include being the first prize winner of the Dame Malvina Major Arias in Christchurch and Wellington, as well as being awarded the first prize in the Napier Aria, Tauranga competitions and receiving 2nd prize in the New Zealand Aria Competition. She was a semi-finalist in the London Bach Singing competition and the International Handel Singing Competition and a finalist in the 2016 Lexus Song Quest, where she was selected as the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation “Most Promising Singer”.

Recent highlights for Madison have seen her make several debuts, including festival debuts at the Salzburg and Whitsun Festivals as Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice), Amour (Orphée et Eurydice) with Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion at the Pulsations Festival in Bordeaux, as well as a house and role debut as the title role in Dido and Aeneas for the Ustinov Studio at the Theatre Royal Bath. In addition, she recently returned to New Zealand Opera in the role of Amor in their production of (m)Orpheus.

She acknowledges the ongoing support of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major Foundations.

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23/24 Season Highlights

Sep 2023 - Sep 2023
NZ Opera (Auckland and Wellington)
Gluck (m)Oprheus (Amor) Marc Taddei (Conductor)
Nov 2023 - Nov 2023
Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Verdi Don Carlo (Voce dal Cielo) Massimo Zanetti (Conductor) Davide Livermore (Director)
Feb 2024 - Mar 2024
Opéra national du Rhin
Rolli Polifemo (Galatea) Emmanuelle Haïm (Conductor) Bruno Ravella (Director)