After three years on a post-graduate programme at the RSAMD, Glasgow, Madeleine gained a place at the prestigious National Opera Studio in London in the face of extremely stiff competition. Madeleine is considered to be one of the most gifted mezzo sopranos of her generation.
She writes of her time at the studio, "It is a dream to be able to work with the coaches, directors and singers that the studio attracts. I loved every second of my time there."
Without her training at the Opera Studio, Madeleine says that she would never have had the opportunity of auditioning and going on to work for one of the UK's leading opera companies. She writes, "This is the perfect start to my professional singing career that will hopefully go on for many years to come."
Madeleine is currently a member of the Young Singers Programme at the English National Opera.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Awards helped to fund Madeleine's studies at the National Opera Studio, London, before launching her operatic career.
Since the Award
Madeleine moved on to become a member of the Young Singers Programme at the English National Opera.