Lyric soprano, Madeleine Pierard excels in adventurous repertoire and is noted for her outstanding vocal dexterity. A native New Zealander, she studied in London at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio, garnering numerous awards including the Lexus Song Quest, and was a Jette Parker Young Artist with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
For The Royal Opera, Madeleine has sung the roles of Contessa di Folleville (Il Viaggio a Reims), Musetta (La Boheme - London/Istanbul), Lisa (La Sonnambula), Berta (ll Barbiere di Siviglia), Sandmann (Hänsel und Gretel), Sacerdotessa (Aida), Noémie (Cendrillon), Wood Nymph (Rusalka) and Costanza in Haydn’s L’isola disabitata in Hobart, Tasmania. She featured in the BBC's landmark television series 'Maestro at the Opera' in association with The Royal Opera House, singing the roles of Rosalinde, Donna Anna and Musetta.
Madeleine's recent concert appearances as a soloist include Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Poulenc's Stabat Mater with the London Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall, numerous appearances and recordings with the NZ Symphony Orchestra including Haydn's Creation under Nicholas McGegan.
She has also featured as a soloist with the Royal Ballet in Fauré’s Requiem and Poulenc’s Gloria, as well as soloist in Carmina Burana with the Birmingham Royal Ballet at The London Coliseum.