We're only 5 weeks away from our annual A Winter Fantasy Concert! Each week we will feature one of the alumni soloists returning for this special 10th anniversary event on December 17.
Name: Maddie Thibault
Hometown: Grosse Pointe
Seasons in MOTCC:
Madeline Thibault performed in three productions with MOTCC and in 2011 she performed the role of Amy in MOT’s production of The Very Last Green Thing. She is currently pursuing a MM in Vocal Performance at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. This summer, Thibault participated in the Young Artist Summer Program at The Seagle Music Colony where she performed the role of Clara in the The Light in the Piazza. Her most recent role was Kitty Packard in the University of Michigan’s production of William Bolcom’s new opera, Dinner at Eight.
What was your experience like at MOTCC?
I loved every moment of singing with MOTCC. I was there from middle school through my sophomore year of high school. In grade school, I knew I loved music but there were not many opportunities to perform at my school. When I auditioned and became a part of MOTCC my whole life changed. I finally felt as though I was doing something I loved and meeting people that understood my love for music. It was such a friendly, nurturing environment to begin what has been an incredible journey of performing and learning this craft.
Is there any advice you would give to students in the MOTCC now?
The advice I would give is to never take anything that MOTCC gives you for granted. You are so incredibly blessed and lucky to be part of such a wonderful program. Soak in every performance and pay close attention to the professionals you meet and the people you get to work with. Most importantly, love and enjoy what you are doing. You are so young and have so much to offer and give this world, let your light shine in everything you do and work hard. I promise if you work hard and love every moment of performing and practicing you will never actually feel like you are working and the pay off will be worth it in the end.
What are your future goals and musical aspirations?
My future goals are to perform and be on stage as much as possible. I would love to have a successful career in both opera and musical theatre. I want to bring classical music back to younger generations and, through my passion for this art form, encourage people to continue to love and support the arts.