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Elliot Madore Replaces Meredith Arwady on Jan. 23 Alumni Recital Series

Ms. Arwady withdraws from the January 23 performance due to illness

(January 20, 2011) Baritone Elliot Madore (Voice '09, Opera '10) replaces contralto Meredith Arwady, who has withdrawn due to illness, on the January 23 Alumni Recital Series performance.

A winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Madore has been praised for his "warm, powerful baritone" (Boston Globe). A "robust and attractive vocalist" (New York Times), he is a member of the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.

Mr. Madore performs works by Manuel de Falla, Schubert, Ravel, Erich Korngold, and Richard Rodgers with pianist Mikael Eliasen, artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre.

The recital takes place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Tickets are $28 and are available from the Curtis Ticket Office at (215) 893-7902 or Artists on the Alumni Recital Series donate their services, and proceeds from the concerts directly benefit current Curtis students.

Canadian baritone Elliot Madore is already gaining international notoriety for his voice and artistry. This season, he will return to the Opera Theatre of St. Louis to star as the terrorist Mamoud in The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams and will also be seen at Opera Colorado as Schaunard in La bohème. He will make his recital debut at the National Arts Centre in Canada, which will be recorded and broadcast on the CBC Radio Two's "Next! Canada's Music Future" Series. Future seasons will see him at the Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and make his European operatic debut in a new production at the Glyndebourne Festival.

In the 2009-10 season, Mr. Madore returned to the Tanglewood Music Festival as Harlekin and the Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos under the baton of esteemed conductor Christoph von Dohnányi. Previously at Tanglewood, he was seen in the title role of Don Giovanni under James Levine. While pursuing his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Madore was seen as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well the title role in Don Giovanni, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore, Sid in Albert Herring, and Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas.

Mr. Madore made his Opera Theatre of St. Louis debut as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly as a Gerdine Young Artist, a role in which he also made his Opera Company of Philadelphia debut. He was also a member of the Chautauqua Voice Program under the guidance of his voice teacher Marlena Malas.

In addition to the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Mr. Madore was the recipient of the 2010 George London Award for a Canadian Singer from the George London Foundation and was a finalist in the 2010 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers in Houston. He was also the winner of the 2009 Palm Beach Vocal Competition.

Alumni Recital Series: Elliot Madore, baritone
Sunday, January 23 at 3 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia
Elliot Madore, baritone ('09, '10)
Mikael Eliasen, piano (guest artist)


FALLA Siete canciones populares españolas
SCHUBERT Selections from Schwanengesang, D. 957
RAVEL Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
KORNGOLD "Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen" from Die tote Stadt
RODGERS "Soliloquy" from Carousel

Tickets: $28; available from the Curtis Ticket Office at (215) 893-7902 or All artists donate their services, and proceeds benefit current Curtis students.

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