Profile reviews (5)
“Soprano Madeleine Pierard, as the twice-captured Arianna, had a voice of enamelled lustre, radiant in majestic moments and breathlessly deft in quick passagework. Against them, tenor Jacob Lawrence as Anastasio sang with a soft-surfaced lightly tanned hue, forthright without roughness. .”
"The other seriously impressive contribution came from Madeleine Pierard: whether singing or not, she communicated temperament, style and personality, and her ample, flexible soprano has a spark."
(Il Viaggio a Reims - The Royal Opera)
"In the title role Madeleine Pierard sang with a lovely sheen and brought allure to the one showpiece aria, 'Depuis le jour'"
(Louise, Buxton Festival/Stephen Barlow, July 2015
Pierard’s performance was mesmerising: on top of Schoenberg’s fiendish vocal challenges, and with every facial and body movement signalling a different micro-facet of inner turmoil.
"Violetta herself is wonderfully cast and superbly executed. Madeleine Pierard brings not only coloratura but dramatic soprano skills, running, lighting and shading with ease, adding an earthy, chocolatey texture.. Pierard glides effortlessly through the notes, displaying spectacular breath control."