Madeline Apple Healey, Soprano
Soprano Madeline Apple Healey is known for her “gorgeous singing" (Washington Post) and “fetching combination of vocal radiance and dramatic awareness" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). This season brings debuts with Publick Musick, Pegasus Early Music, Portland’s Oratorio Chorale, and the Messiah Festival of the Arts. Recent engagements include Ellen Reid’s p r i s m at LA Opera, Michael Gordon’s Acquanetta, Handel’s Messiah with Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and appearances at Aldeburgh Festival/Snape Proms, Carnegie Hall, and the Ad Astra and PROTOTYPE Festivals.
Specializing primarily in early and contemporary repertoire, Madeline is passionate about polyphony and loves working on music that challenges the construct of beautiful sound. Operatic credits include Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), La Musica/Ninfa (L'Orfeo), Hébé (Les Indes galantes), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Despina (Cosi fan tutte), and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). Madeline is a member of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, co-founder of vocal chamber ensemble AMPERSAND, and appears internationally as a soloist and ensemble singer. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she now resides in Brooklyn, New York where, when she’s not making music, she can be found baking vegan cakes, rock climbing, eating french fries, and spending time with her husband Teddy and their many houseplants.