Madeline Ehlinger

A native of Spring Green, Wisconsin, soprano Madeline Ehlinger will join Pittsburgh Opera as a Resident Artist in the 2020-21 season. Upcoming roles include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Ino in Semele, and Doris Parker in Charlie Parker's Yardbird, all with Pittsburgh Opera. 

Madeline graduated from the Yale School of Music in 2020. In her time in the Yale Opera Studio, Madeline performed the roles of Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Florencia in Florencia en el Amazonas. She also sang the leading role of Peter in the workshop of the new opera The Snowy Day in a collaboration with the Houston Grand Opera

In 2019, Madeline joined Central City Opera as a Studio Artist in the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program. She was awarded their Young Artist Award of the 2019 season and will return to Central City Opera as an Apprentice Artist in the 2021 season, singing the roles of Il Paggio in Rigoletto and First Witch in Dido and Aeneas

Madeline won an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and received the Phyllis Curtin Career Entry Prize from the Yale School of Music, given to a graduating voice student who demonstrates promise for a professional career. She received her B.M. in Voice Performance from DePaul University, where her roles included Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Flora in The Turn of the Screw, and Rose Maurrant in Street Scene

Ms. Ehlinger's residency is generously sponsored by Steven Seibert.

Madeline Ehlinger as Doris Parker (with Martin Bakari) in Charlie Parker's Yardbird "With vibrant sound and presence, Madeline Ehlinger brought to life Doris Parker" said Seen and Heard International.

In Cosi fan tutte, Madeline Ehlinger’s 'soprano has sheen and thrust' said Seen and Heard International.

As Fiordiligi, Madeline Ehlinger proved to be ‘a silvery pure soprano of sizeable range’ said Pittsburgh In The Round.

Madeline Ehlinger (with Yazid Gray) in our Valentine's Day "Songs from the Heart" concert

Madeline Ehlinger teasing her role in Cosi fan tutte at the October 2020 Brown Bag Concert

Video Excerpts