Madison King received her Bachelor of Vocal Performance (2014) and Master of Vocal Performance (2016) from Pittsburg State University. Under the instruction of Mr. Patrick Howle, she had multiple opportunities to perform both scenes and full operas. Pamina in The Magic Flute, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Serpina in La Serva Padrona, and Adina in The Elixir of Love are among the roles she performed during her studies. Madison was a member of the Tulsa Opera chorus (2015-18) under the leadership of Lyndon Meyer, and Tulsa Opera’s Filstrup Young Artist Outreach program (2018-2020). She has performed with Landlocked Opera in Kansas City as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Hèro in Beatrice et Benedict. Mrs. King has also enjoyed participating in several summer programs including Manhattan Summer Opera, Chicago Summer Opera, and Midwest Institute of Opera. During these programs, she had the opportunity to study and perform the roles of Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Susanna in Le nozze di figaro, First Knitter in A Game of Chance, and Edith in Pirates of Penzance. With MIOpera, Madison understudied the role of Antonia in Les contes d’Hoffmann (2018), and participated in their virtual role studies as Violetta in La Traviata (2020) and Gilda in Rigoletto (2021). She had the pleasure of starring as Violetta Valery in MIOpera’s first film production of La Traviata. This year, Mrs. King has had the opportunity to work with Heartland Opera in Joplin, Missouri as a director. She has directed opera and operetta scenes, and the filmed children’s production of “Little Red’s Most Unusual Day”. Madison’s most recent engagements included: Remove Shoes Before Entering by Michael Ching with Heartland Opera in February 2022, soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah in April 2022, and Micaela in MIOpera’s 2022 production of Carmen. Looking forward Madison will be singing scenes from opera’s most beloved for the Central Illinois Opera Guild (Nov. 2022), and scenes from Shakespearean opera with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Feb. 2023).
Madison resides in Carthage, Missouri with her husband, son and daughter. She teaches a private voice studio that has been growing since she began teaching privately during her undergraduate education. Several of her students perform regularly in school and local productions. Mrs. King is also an adjunct vocal instructor at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri.