Madeline Cain has been widely praised as “a powerful and mature soprano.” (DC Metro Theater Arts) As a finalist in the Grandi Voci Opera Competition in Salzburg, Austria in September 2018, Madeline was awarded the Verdi Prize and the Grace Bumbry Stipend Prize. She also recently competed in September 2018 as a quarter finalist in the International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL. The Leipzig Richard Wagner Stiftung granted Madeline a finalist prize in their Wagner Stiftung Competition 2018. Her European debut came in 2015 in the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica, at the State Opera Stara Zagora and the State Opera Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and she reprised the role in 2016 both with the Prague Summer Nights Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, and with Capitol Opera Albany. She will take part in a semi-staged production of Die Fledermaus in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Franz Liszt” in Weimar in early 2019.
Additional operatic roles include: Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte, Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus, Lady Billows/Albert Herring, Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, and Ciesca/Gianni Schicchi. Noted for her skill with contemporary music, Madeline has performed with the ZfGM group in Leipzig in their debut festival 2018. As someone with a great passion for contemporary music, Madeline was featured several times as a soloist with the Ossia New Music ensemble in Rochester, NY, collaborated regularly with composer Aristea Mellos, and has performed with the Marsyas Ensemble at Symphony Space in New York City. Madeline also regularly gives concerts with the Leipziger Symphonieorchester, Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, and other ensembles in various venues throughout Germany.
A native of the central coast of California, Madeline is a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig, Germany, where she recently received her Meisterklasse degree, as well as a graduate from the Maryland Opera Studio where she earned her Master’s in Music, and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a BM in Vocal Performance. She currently studies with Jeanette Favaro-Reuter.