Elliot Madore

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Elliot Madore
Madore outside the Santa Fe Opera, August 2016
Madore outside the Santa Fe Opera, August 2016
Born (1987-04-15) April 15, 1987 (age 31)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationOperatic baritone

Elliot Madore (born April 15, 1987) is a Canadian lyric baritone with an international operatic career.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Madore graduated from the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and received both his Master of Music degree in Opera and Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.[2][3]


In 2010, at the age of 22, he won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.[4] He has since performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Zürich Opera House, San Francisco Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Bavarian State Opera, the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto and the Dutch National Opera.[1] In December 2015 he sang the title role of Figaro in The Barber of Seville at the Metropolitan Opera.[5] In September 2015 he made his San Francisco Opera debut singing Anthony in Sweeney Todd.[6] As a member of the ensemble with Opernhaus Zürich (2012–2014), he appeared as Valentin in a new production of Faust, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Tomáš Netopil, Schaunard in La bohème conducted by Nello Santi, Andrei in a new production of Péter Eötvös' Tri sestry (Three Sisters), Silvio in Pagliacci, Silvano in Un ballo in maschera and Germano in La scala di seta.[1][7] In 2016 he will return to the Metropolitan Opera singing the role of Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette which will be aired live in cinemas.[8][9] Also in 2016 he will sing the title role of Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande with both the Cleveland Orchestra and at the Sydney Opera House.[10][11] In 2017 season, he will sing the role of Papageno in Scenes from The Magic Flute with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and return to the San Francisco Opera singing the role of Ramon in the world premiere production of Girls of the Golden West.[12][13] In 2018 season, he will sing the role of Le Chat in L'enfant et les sortilèges at Berlin Philharmonic.[14] Also in 2018 season, he will return to Opernhaus Zürich as Germano in La scala di seta and appear as Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande at Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.[15][16] In 2018-2019, Elliot Madore returns to the Dutch National Opera in the European premiere of John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West directed by Peter Sellars, a role he premiered at the San Francisco Opera last season. He also returns to the Zurich Opera in a new production of Sweeney Todd as Anthony Hope and debuts as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Manitoba Opera. He sings Carmina Burana with the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, Kitchener–Waterloo Symphony, and Colorado Symphony having previously sung it with the Cleveland Orchestra.[17]

Elliot Madore Photoshoot


In 2016 Madore won a Grammy Award singing the roles of Le chat and L'Horloge Comtoise in L'enfant et les sortilèges under the direction of Seiji Ozawa.[18][19] His other awards include:

  • 2009: Winner of the 2009 Palm Beach Vocal Competition[20]
  • 2010: Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
  • 2010: George London Award for best Canadian Singer[21]
  • 2010: ARIAS Emerging Young Artist Award from Opera Canada[22]

Repertoire (selection)[edit]

  • Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni[23]
  • Guglielmo in Così fan tutte[24]
  • Belcore in L'elisir d'amore[25]
  • Valentin in Faust[7]
  • Figaro in The Barber of Seville[5]
  • Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos[26]
  • Schaunard in La bohème[27]
  • Silvio in Pagliacci[28]
  • Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande[29]
  • Papageno in Die Zauberflöte[30]
  • Andrej in Drei Schwestern[31]
  • Ramiro in L'heure espagnole[32]
  • Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas[33]
Elliot Madore Headshot


  • Le chat and L'Horloge Comtoise in L'enfant et les sortilèges with conductor Seiji Ozawa, released 2015, Decca Classics.[34]
  • The Shoe Salesman in Postcard from Morocco with conductor Rossen Milanov, released 2009, Albany Records.[35]


  • Ramiro in L'heure espagnole and L'Horloge Comtoise and Le chat with Kazushi Ono conducting, released 2013, Fra Musica.[36]
  • Lysander in The Enchanted Island with William Christie conducting, released 2012, Virgin Classics.[37]


  1. ^ a b c "Elliot Madore, baritone – Schedule". Operabase.
  2. ^ "Elliot Madore Biography – InstantEncore".
  3. ^ "Local baritone Elliot Madore ready for the big leagues". Toronto Star.
  4. ^ Anthony Tommasini (16 March 2010). "A Chance to Listen to the Future at the Met". The New York Times.
  5. ^ a b James R. Oestreich (18 December 2015). "Review: The Barber of Seville, Truncated and Energetic". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Review: Searing Performances by Brian Mulligan and Stephanie Blythe for San Francisco Opera's First Sweeney Todd – September 12, 2015". 14 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Faust – Performance". Operahouse Zürich.
  8. ^ "Roméo et Juliette".
  9. ^ "Metropolitan Opera – In Cinemas".
  10. ^ "World premiere production of Pelléas and Mélisande".
  11. ^ "Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Pelléas et Mélisande".
  12. ^ "Mozart 1791: Scenes from The Magic Flute".
  13. ^ "Girls of the Golden West".
  14. ^ "Seiji Ozawa conducts Ravel's "L'Enfant et les sortilèges"".
  15. ^ "La scala di seta".
  16. ^ "Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen".
  17. ^ "Columbia Artists — Elliot Madore".
  18. ^ "58th Annual Grammy Awards Winners & Nominees".
  19. ^ http://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/ravel-l’enfant-et-les-sortilèges-shéhérazade
  20. ^ "South Florida Classical Review – Canadian soprano nabs top prize in Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition".
  21. ^ "Competition".
  22. ^ "This Week in Toronto (Dec. 6 – 12) – my/maSCENA". 5 December 2010.
  23. ^ "Glyndebourne 2014: Don Giovanni, review: 'gripping'".
  24. ^ www.update.ch, update AG,. "Così fan tutte – Performance – Operahouse Zürich".
  25. ^ Portner, Alan. "BWW Review: The Elixir of Love at Lyric Opera Of Kansas City".
  26. ^ Staatsoper, Bayerische. "Ariadne auf Naxos".
  27. ^ "Review: Opera Colorado's La bohème opener solid, too conventional". The Denver Post.
  28. ^ "Zürich: Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci, 09.01.2013".
  29. ^ "Pelléas et Mélisande". Bayerische Staatsoper.
  30. ^ "Seattle Opera's 2016-17 season features premieres, new voices". 3 January 2016.
  31. ^ Ziegler, Michelle (11 March 2013). "Drei Schwestern von Peter Eötvös am Opernhaus Zürich: Die Zeit bleibt stehen" – via NZZ.
  32. ^ http://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/ravel-l’enfant-et-les-sortilèges-l’heure-espagnole
  33. ^ "Dido and Aeneas".
  34. ^ "RAVEL L'Enfant et les Sortilèges / Ozawa – 1 CD". www.deccaclassics.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  35. ^ "Argento: Postcard From Morocco / Milanov, Et Al – Albany Records: TROY1098/99". www.arkivmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  36. ^ "L'heure espagnole/L'enfant et les sortilèges". cultura.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  37. ^ "The Enchanted Island / Christie, DiDonato, De Nies ... – Erato: 5099940424996". www.arkivmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18.