A winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Canadian baritone Elliot Madore is already gaining international notoriety for his voice and artistry. He will be a member of the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera for the 2010 – 2011 season.

Also this season, Mr. Madore will return to the Opera Theatre of St. Louis where he will star as the terrorist Mamoud in The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams and will also be seen at Opera Colorado as Schaunard in La bohème. He will make his recital debut at the National Arts Centre in Canada which will be recorded and broadcast on the CBC Radio Two’s "Next! Canada's Music Future" Series. Future seasons will see him at the Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and make his European operatic debut in a new production at the Glyndebourne Festival.

In the 2009 – 2010 season, Mr. Madore returned to the Tanglewood Music Festival as Harlekin and the Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos under the baton of esteemed conductor Christoph von Dohnányi. Previously at Tanglewood, he was seen in the title role of Don Giovanni under James Levine. While pursuing his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Madore was seen as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well the title role in Don Giovanni, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Sid in Albert Herring and Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas.

Mr. Madore made his Opera Theatre of St. Louis debut as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly as a Gerdine Young Artist, a role in which he also made his Opera Company of Philadelphia debut. He was also a member of the Chautauqua Voice Program under the
guidance of his voice teacher Marlena Malas.

In addition to the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Madore was the recipient of the 2010 George London Award for a Canadian Singer from the George London Foundation and was a finalist in the 2010 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers in Houston. He was also the winner of the 2009 Palm Beach Vocal Competition.
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fliblit - 20 Jan 2011