Grammy Award-winning singer Elliot Madore joins CCM’s faculty
The accomplished Canadian baritone’s CCM appointment begins in August 2021
UC College-Conservatory of Music Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the addition of accomplished baritone Elliot Madore to the college’s roster of distinguished performing and media arts faculty members. One of the most sought-after singers of his generation, Madore has performed throughout Europe, Canada and the US. His new appointment as Associate Professor of Voice at CCM begins on Aug. 15, 2021.
A Grammy Award winner, Madore has enthralled audiences around the world with his “robust singing and take-no-prisoners acting” (The New York Times) and “exquisite vocal beauty” (Opera News). Although COVID-19 cancelled many performances in the 2020-21 season, Madore was scheduled to return to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Mercutio in the Bartlett Sher production of Roméo et Juliette. The Canadian baritone was also scheduled to sing the role of Franz Wolff-Metternich in the world premiere of La beauté du monde at Opéra de Montréal, and was scheduled to return to both Opernhaus Zürich and Manitoba Opera to sing the role of Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd. Orchestral engagements included his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra singing Carmina Burana, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, and Ramón in Girls of the Golden West with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by John Adams. Madore also appeared in recital at Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Over the past decade, Madore has performed in such illustrious European Opera Houses and Concert Halls as the Berlin Philharmonic, Zurich Opera House, Dutch National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, and, among others, the Bayerische Staatsoper. He’s had the immense pleasure of working with such conducting luminaries such as Seiji Ozawa, Kirill Petrenko, Franz Welser-Möst, Marco Armiliato, Fabio Luisi, Gustavo Dudamel, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Nello Santi, William Christie, Gianandrea Noseda, and many more.
In addition to being the grand prize winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Madore was the recipient of the 2010 George London Award for a Canadian Singer from the George London Foundation, a finalist in the 2010 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers in Houston and the recipient of the ARIAS Emerging Young Artist Award from Opera Canada. He was also the winner of the 2009 Palm Beach Vocal Competition. Madore is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Marlena Malas.
“CCM boasts one of this country’s most comprehensive training programs for opera singers, and an artist of Elliot Madore’s caliber is an ideal addition to our Opera/Voice faculty,” said Romanstein. “Madore is also a wonderful successor to our esteemed colleague William McGraw, who retires this month after a 35-year tenure at CCM. I am grateful to our search committee chair Karen Lykes and committee members Marie-France Lefebvre, Aik Khai Pung, Gwendolyn Coleman, Amy Johnson, Quinn Ankrum, Kenneth Shaw, Thomas Baresel and Daniel Weeks for their work finding CCM’s next great professor of voice.”
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