"Silken-voiced" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) soprano Madeline Apple Healey is known for her “gorgeous singing" (Washington Post) and “fetching combination of vocal radiance and dramatic awareness” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Recent engagements have included appearances at Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Aldeburgh Festival/Snape Proms, the Kennedy Center, National Opera House in Wexford, Ireland, premieres at National Sawdust, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Ad Astra Festival, and PROTOTYPE Festival, as well as collaborations with Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, Variant 6, and les soûls d'amour. Specializing primarily in early and contemporary repertoire, Madeline is passionate about polyphony and loves working on music that challenges the construct of beautiful sound. She is equally at home in standard repertoire, and operatic credits include Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) a role in which she was praised for her “crystal clear coloratura” (Princeton Town Topics), La Musica/Ninfa (L'Orfeo), Hébé (Les Indes galantes), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Despina (Cosi fan
tutte), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), and Cunegonde (Candide).
She is a member of the GRAMMY-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, co-founder of AMPERSAND, a vocal chamber ensemble that prioritizes the work of female artists, and appears internationally as a soloist and ensemble singer. She has performed with The American Classical Orchestra, Academy of Sacred Drama, Amor Artis, Apollo’s Fire, Bach Collegium Philadelphia, The Clarion Music Society, Novus NY, New York Baroque Inc, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Skylark, The Choir of St. Luke-in-the-Fields, The Thirteen, and TENET. Madeline holds degrees in voice from Westminster Choir College and Baldwin Wallace University. A Cleveland, Ohio native, she now resides in Brooklyn, NY where, when she's not making music, she can be found baking cakes, eating french fries, rock climbing, and tending to her houseplants. madelineapplehealey.com; weareampersand.net