Praised by the Washington Post for her “gorgeous singing” in her Kennedy Center debut, “silken-voiced” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) soprano Madeline Apple Healey is a soloist and chamber musician based in New York, NY. Recent and upcoming engagements include the Russian premiere of Steinberg’s Passion Week with The Clarion Choir, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Bernstein’s MASS with Choral Arts Society of Washington, Schütz’s Musikalishe Exequien at the Amherst Early Music Festival, Ticheli’s Songs of Love and Life with the Baldwin Wallace Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the U.S. premiere of “Here All Night” with Gare St. Lazare Ireland at The White Light Festival at Lincoln Center.
Specializing in early and contemporary repertoire, recent concert work includes national tours of Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 with Apollo’s Fire, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Bach’s Magnificat and St. John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Tarik O’Regan’s The Ecstasies Above, Crumb’s Apparition, Lang’s little match girl passion with AMPERSAND, Matsukaze by Toshio Hosokawa at the Spoleto and Lincoln Center Festivals, and the world premiere of A Woman Young and Old, a song-cycle by Michael Bennett.
Ms. Healey is equally at home in standard repertoire. Performance credits include Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) a role in which she was praised for her “crystal clear coloratura” (Princeton Town Topics), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Minerva (Orpheus and the Underworld), and the partial roles of Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Cunegonde (Candide), Armide (Lully’s Armide) and Cendrillon (Cendrillon).
In the fall of 2014, Madeline founded AMPERSAND, a vocally-centric project-based ensemble, with longtime friend and colleague Anna Lenti. This season she can also be heard with Apollo’s Fire, Amor Artis, Academy of Sacred Drama, The Clarion Choir, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, The Choir of St. Luke-in-the-Fields, The Thirteen, and TENET.
Madeline holds degrees in voice from Westminster Choir College and Baldwin Wallace University, and has recorded on the NAXOS, KOCH, Pro Organo, and AVIE labels. A Cleveland native, she now resides in Brooklyn, NY, where, when she’s not making music, she can be found baking cakes, eating french fries, and hanging out with her houseplants.