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 engagements include Bach's Mass in B Minor and Bernstein’s MASS with Choral Arts Society of Washington, Bach's Coffee Cantata with Apollo's Fire, 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 and the critically acclaimed program of early American music “Come to the River” with Apollo's Fire, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Schütz's Musikalische Exequien, 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, and the world premiere of A Woman Young and Old, a song-cycle by Michael Bennett. She performed in the ensemble of Philip Glass' Kepler at the Spoleto Festival USA, and returned Charleston in 2013 to sing as Soprano 1 in the American premiere of Matsukaze by Toshio Hosokawa, a production that was remounted at the Lincoln Center Festival.
Equally at home in standard repertoire, Ms. Healey's 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 the American Classical Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, Amor Artis, The Choir of St. Luke-in-the-Fields, The Thirteen, and as a vocal fellow and soloist at the Amherst Early Music Festival.
Madeline holds degrees in voice from Westminster Choir College and Baldwin Wallace University, and has recorded on the NAXOS, KOCH and AVIE labels. A Cleveland native, she now resides in Brooklyn, NY where, when she's not making music, she can be found making coffee, eating french fries, and philosophizing with her dog, Kafka.