Voice Type: Soprano
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Jack's Mother- Into the Woods
Understudy Little Red Ridding Hood- Into the Woods
Previous NUOVA Roles:
2017- Arminy & Chorus: "Carousel "
2017- Chorus: "Eugene Onegin"
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- Well, I am colour coding and tabbing my score (which is m favourite part of getting a new score)! I've also been reading the original Brothers Grimm stories to get a feel for the source material.
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- I have always had great admiration for the NUOVA programs. I have had many friends attend and they couldn't say enough wonderful things about the program. After I had the pleasure of attending last year, I knew that I wanted to come back! It is really wonderful program, that it offers students a new perspectives on the professional World of music. Personally I think that NUOVA is invaluable to young artists from all over Canada.
Madeleine Levesque, Soprano, is from Caledonia, Ontario. From a young age Miss. Levesque was involved in music, dance, and dramatic arts, and was the recipient of overall top scores and special awards for her solo song and dance performances. Miss. Levesque has most recently portrayed the role of Beth in Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land with Opera Laurier. Miss. Levesque was also involved in NUOVA’s 2016-2017 season, performing the role of Arminy in Roger and Hammerstein’s Carousel, as well as being involved in chorus in both Carousel and Eugene Onegin. Madeleine is currently attending Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario, working towards her Bachelors of Music in Voice, and is actively involved in the opera program.