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Madeleine Bradbury Rance


About this Artist

Madeleine Bradbury Rance is a young dramatic soprano with a diverse musical background who has won particular acclaim for her portrayals of strong women in a wide range of operatic settings, and has been acclaimed as one of the most exciting young British voices to emerge in recent years.

Madeleine studied at The Purcell School, the Junior Royal Academy of Music, Cambridge University, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She is currently working with Alison Wells (Vocal Professor at the Royal College of Music, London) and David Gowland (Artistic Director of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, London).

Operatic roles have included the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos; Abigaille in Nabucco; Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors; the title role in Suor Angelica; Aunt Norris in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park, and Lady Billows in Albert Herring.

She was a semi-finalist in the International Elizabeth Connell Prize 2018; a finalist in the Peter Hulsen Award for Orchestral Song 2017, performing Wagner, Strauss, and Saariaho; and won the 2018 Schubert Song Prize at the London Song Festival.

Alongside her performing career, Madeleine is passionate about outreach and education work, and has devised, led, and participated in projects in schools, prisons, nurseries and art galleries.