Waikato born soprano Madison Nonoa graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) in 2014. Since then, Madison has been a finalist and winner of many singing competitions around the country, including coming third place in the 2016 Lexus Song Quest. Madison has received many awards including the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Prize for Most Promising Singer, and was accepted into the inaugural Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation development programme for young singers.
In 2016 Madison was in the Dame Malvina Major emerging artist internship programme with New Zealand Opera, and made her operatic debut in The Magic Flute, and performed in Brass Poppies. In December, Madison made her Australian debut with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir.
This year Madison performed in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna for the Auckland Arts Festival, and in the Days Bay Opera production of Theodora as the title role. Madison is thrilled to make her debut with Auckland Theatre Company in this exciting production.