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Madeleine Lyon

About this Artist

Madeleine Lyon, mezzo-soprano, is a proud native of San Marcos, Texas. In 2022, Ms. Lyon joined the Los Angeles Opera as a Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist. She made her LA Opera main stage debut as Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, a new production co-produced with the Metropolitan Opera. During her two seasons at Los Angeles Opera, she was also seen as Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia), Genevieve/Yniold (Impressions of Pelleas), Frida Image (El último sueño de Frida y Diego), and Playmate (Der Zwerg). In 2025, Ms. Lyon will return to the Los Angeles Opera to sing the role of Giovanna (Rigoletto) as well as cover Federico Garcia Lorca (Ainadamar).

During the summer of 2024, Madeleine joined Opera Theatre St. Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist, where she sang the role of Nireno in Giulio Cesare. The previous summer, she performed at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute where she focused on song repertoire. Notably, Ms. Lyon was featured in a masterclass led by prolific conductor, Marin Alsop, as well as on a jazz concert curated by Grammy award winning singer, Kurt Elling.

In 2022, Ms. Lyon finished her graduate studies at Rice University where she previously obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in 2019. There she was seen as Zerlina (Don Giovanni), the title role in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, and Taller Zegner (Proving Up). She is also passionate about oratorio and concert work, and has been the mezzo soloist in the Mozart Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and selections from the Verdi Requiem. Most recently, Ms. Lyon performed on a series of recitals curated by the Ziering- Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices where she sang Zemlinsky’s Sechs Gesänge, Op. 13.