Mezzo soprano Madeleine Gray (BA, MMus, PPRNCM) was born in New York, but for many years made her home in the United Kingdom. She attended Loyola Marymount (BA) and Surrey (MMus) universities before completing her musical education with an artist diploma (PPRNCM) at the Royal Northern College of Music, where awards included a major career grant from the Peter Moores Foundation.
Since her return to the US, she has performed regularly as a principal artist with companies including Baltimore Opera, Washington National Opera, Annapolis Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore, Gotham Chamber Opera, the Caramoor Festival, The Bard Festival, Opera Columbus, Toledo Opera, and others. Her many roles include The Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Aunt March (Little Women), Rebecca Nurse (The Crucible), Baba (The Medium), Marcellina (le Nozze di Figaro), Berta (il Barbiere di Siviglia), Emilia (Otello), Aurelia (The Chocolate Soldier), and Mama Lucia (Cavalleria Rusticana), a role she performed in critically-acclaimed concert performances with the Washington National Opera opposite Dolora Zajick and the late Salvatore Licitra. In 2020 she returned to Annapolis Opera as Mrs McClean in Susannah.
An avid recitalist focusing on creative programming of works outside standard repertoire, she is also a frequent oratorio and concert soloist and has been heard with the National Cathedral Choral Society, National Chorale, Annapolis Chorale, York Symphony, Quad Cities Symphony (Iowa), Hopkins Symphony, and many others across the U.S. and United Kingdom.
She is much in demand as a teacher and adjudicator, and in addition to her private studio has served on the faculty of several Baltimore/D.C. area institutions, including Harford and Howard Community Colleges. She joined the Peabody Preparatory Institute as Voice Department Chair in 2016, and in 2021 was named recipient of the Suzanne Seff Kuff Excellence in Teaching Award.