"From the time she could walk and talk, all she wanted to do was sing and dance."
Soprano Madison Smith receives consistent praise for her fresh, golden-voiced interpretation of bel canto repertoire. Notable roles include Nanetta (Falstaff), Marie (Fille du Regiment), Héro (Béatrice et Bénédict), and Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte). In addition to her work in the United States, she spent two summers working at the Arosa Musik Theater in Switzerland where she sang Taumann and Sandmann in Hänsel und Gretel and covered the role of Norina in Don Pasquale.
Outside of her opera credits, she maintains a busy concert schedule of both traditional concert repertoire and world premiers. She made her Davies Symphony Hall debut in Händel’s Messiah and went on to perform Carmina Burana with Grammy Award winning conductor, Vance George. She spent two seasons with the highly esteemed new music ensemble, Volti, and can be heard as a soloist on their most recent album House of Voices. Over the past few she years she has collaborated with several composers in the San Francisco area including David Conte, Allen Shearer and participants of the John Adams Young Composers Consortium.
She has won awards from the Pacific Musical Society, the San Francisco Chapter of NATS and the Henry and Maria Holt Scholarship Competition. She also also worked with many of the top artists in the classical music industry including Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Barbara Bonney, Dawn Upshaw, Martin Katz, Karl Paulnack and Kathleen Kelly. She participated in the CoOPERAtive Program as a Fellow and at OperaWorks as an Advanced Artist. She holds a Masters Degree in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelors Degree in Voice from The Boston Conservatory.
Outside of music she is an avid animal lover, foodie, and self-professed wine snob.