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Vocal alum performs with LA Philharmonic

Thu 6 February 2020

Young dramatic soprano Madeleine Bradbury Rance joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and a host of international operatic stars at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, California on Thursday 13 February.

Conducted by the innovative Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Weimar Nightfall concert presents darkly satirical musical-theatre works from the heyday of German Expressionism and is supported by an Edgerton Foundation grant and the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY.

Madeleine will sing the main female role in Paul Hindemith’s one-act opera Mörder, Hoffnung Der Frauen, sharing the stage for the evening with one of Opera News’ 25 “Rising Stars” American baritone Jarrett Ott, celebrated British tenor Peter Hoare, leading baritone Christopher Purves and genre-defying Amsterdam-based soprano Nora Fischer, among others.

Former Trinity Laban Masters Student Madeleine has won particular acclaim for her portrayals of strong women including the title role in Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Abigaille in Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco and Lady Billows in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring.

She was a semi-finalist in the International Elizabeth Connell Prize 2018 and won the 2018 Schubert Song Prize at the London Song Festival.

The soprano comments –

“Working with Esa-Pekka Salonen and an orchestra like the LA Phil feels like a dream come true. It’s very much thanks to Trinity Laban’s Head of Vocal Studies Jennifer Hamilton, who recommended me for workshops with the director Simon McBurney for his upcoming performance of Wozzeck at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, that I was cast in this production, and for that and all her support I am immensely grateful. 

I am currently taking in the experience of singing in the staggeringly beautiful Walt-Disney Concert Hall, rehearsing in a warehouse in the Fashion District, and walking in the Hollywood Hills in my time off.”

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