Board of Trustees
PRESIDENT – Charles Snowdon*
CHAIRMAN – Thomas Terry*
VICE PRESIDENT – John Lemke*
VICE PRESIDENT – Deepika Rajesh*
TREASURER – Sue Zaeske*
SECRETARY – Peyton Engel*
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – Phil Certain*
R. Roth Judd
J. Ashley Taylor
The Margaret C. Winston
Madison Opera Center
Located at 335 W. Mifflin Street, just one block from Overture Center’s stage door, the Margaret C. Winston Madison Opera Center is both our artistic home and our administrative home, with our offices, rehearsal hall, costume shop and more. Over the course of a season, the Opera Center is home to auditions, rehearsals, meetings, previews, donor events, and so much more.
The Opera Center may be rented for rehearsals and events; the parking ramp associated is available for public parking.
M.M. – University of Northern Iowa
B.A. – Luther College
Madison Opera Debut: Mrs. Nordstrom, A Little Night Music (2019)
Recently at MO: 1st Wood Sprite, Rusalka
This season at MO: Annina, cover Violetta, La Traviata; Miss Lightfoot, Fellow Travelers; Minerva, cover Eurydice, Orpheus in the Underworld
M.M. – Louisiana State University
B.S. – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison Opera Debut: Lola, Cavalleria Rusticana (2018)
Recently at MO: Mrs. Segstrom, A Little Night Music; 3rd Wood Sprite, Rusalka
This season at MO: Flora, La Traviata; cover Mary Johnson, Fellow Travelers; Venus, cover Public Opinion, Orpheus in the Underworld
M.M. – Oklahoma City University
B.M. – Oklahoma Baptist University
This season at Madison Opera: Gastone, cover Alfredo, La Traviata; cover Timothy Laughlin, Fellow Travelers; cover Orpheus, Orpheus in the Underworld
M.M. – Roosevelt University
B.A. – Carthage College
Madison Opera Debut: Villager, Pagliacci (2018)
Recently at MO: Mr. Lindquist, A Little Night Music
This season at MO: Marquis d’Obigny, La Traviata; Potter’s Assistant/Book Seller/Party Guest/Technician/French Priest, Fellow Travelers; cover Jupiter, Orpheus in the Underworld
Principal auditions are held every November/December for the following season. Please check back in October 2019 when we announce the audition dates for consideration in the 2020/21 season.
STUDIO ARTIST AUDITIONS
Studio Artist auditions are held every spring for the following season. Please check back in February 2020 when we announce the audition dates for consideration in the 2020/21 season.
MADISON OPERA CHORUS AUDITIONS
Chorus auditions are held every summer for the following season. Please check back in May 2020 when we announce the audition date for consideration in the 2020/21 season.
Production Assistant Program
The Production Assistant position offers a hands-on experience in a professional opera environment. This volunteer position is ideal for college and high school students, giving them the chance to work backstage as part of the production team and learn stage management skills. Exact tasks are assigned based on interest and aptitude.
There are currently no open job postings at Madison Opera.
Join fellow Madison music-lovers on trips to Chicago.
Madison Opera Trips has planned two operas for you to attend at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The 2019/20 season promises to be another great year of opera. Find out more information, and how to sign up, by checking out our 2019/20 Madison Opera Trips Brochure.