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Madelaine Lane, soprano, has appeared in recitals and concerts in Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Rhode Island. She is a frequent soloist at the Cathedral of St. Andrew where she most recently appeared as the soprano soloist in Rutter’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria. As a member of Opera Grand Rapids, Ms. Lane has appeared in multiple productions.
In 2014, she appeared as the Cousin in Opera Grand Rapids’ production of Madama Butterfly. In May 2015, she sang La Maestra delle Novizie and La Cercatrici in West Michigan Opera Project’s production of Suor Angelica. In August, Ms. Lane participated in the 2015 Savannah VOICE Festival as a Sherrill Milnes Studio Artist. As part of the Festival, the young soprano sang Elettra in the quartet from Idomeneo, in a scene directed by Fabrizio Melano.
This season, Ms. Lane will reprise her roles in West Michigan Opera Project's Suor Angelica. In February 2016, she will appear in concert with West Michigan Opera Project where she will perform scenes and arias from La Gioconda, Turandot, and La forza del destino. That same month, she also will appear as the featured soloist in a performance of Górecki’s Symphony No. 3. In May 2016, Ms. Lane will make her role debut as Mimì in La Bohème with the Kent Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ms. Lane was a finalist in the 2015 Nicholas Loren Vocal Competition. She also has been honored twice as a semi-finalist in the Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition.
As a chorister, Ms. Lane has performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Schola Cantorum for the Diocese of Grand Rapids, and regularly appears with local area church choirs. She has performed at DeVos Hall, Basilica of St. Adalbert, Cathedral of St. Andrew, Grand Rapids Civic Theater, Royce Auditorium, and Mechanic’s Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts.
She is a student of Diane Penning Koperski and Nicholas Loren. Ms. Lane has coached with Sherrill Milnes, Maria Spacagna, Steven Eldredge, Robert Lyall, Beth Roberts, and Robert Byrens.