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Madeline Ross
Co-Founder and Executive director

 Soprano, is a native of Portland, Oregon, and is a recent recipient of her Masters in Opera from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge where she studied with Karyl Ryczek.
She holds a Bachelor of Music with honors from Willamette University (Salem, OR) in Vocal Performance and a minor in German language. She participated in the Vocal Apprentice Program at the Astoria Music Festival and most recently at the Miami Music Festival. She was a winner of the Honors Competition at Longy, a finalist for the Northwest Young Voices Competition, and winner of the Brenna Hazzard Vocal Scholarship through Mu Phi Epsilon, an international professional music fraternity.  She has taught theater, voice, and movement for many years and has always believed in the power of play. It is her hope that the Promenade Opera Project will bring important and playful operas to the Boston community, allowing even the most serious opera-goer to experience the unbridled joy of live immersive theater. Mrs. Ross is currently living and teaching voice in Portland.


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Rachel davies
Co-Founder and Artistic director

Mezzo-soprano, is finishing a Masters in Opera Performance at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, where she studies with Jeffrey Gavett.
A Texas native, she graduated magna cum laude with a BA in English Literature and concentration in Vocal Performance from University of Dallas  (Irving, TX). She has since pursued teaching as well as performance, teaching at St. Joseph's School, Founder's Classical Academy, St. Peter's School, and founding music and theater programs at all of the above. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she has taught  English and Drama- she developed the conviction that music, stories, and specifically opera are the perfect response to Emily Dickinson’s exhortation to “Tell all the Truth, but tell it slant.” This shared belief, passion for performance, and desire to foster real conversations about the truth through thoughtful and honest story-telling inspired her and her colleagues to form Promenade Opera Project.


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Marcus Schenck
Co-Founder and General director

Bass-Baritone, is native of New Fairfield, CT and is a candidate for a Masters in Vocal Performance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee where he studies with Victor Jannett. He has premiered roles in new works by Christian Humcke and Garrett Fisher. He graduated from Bucknell University with Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance and was one in the first class of graduate in the Arts Entrepreneurship program. He has worked in arts administration, grant-work, and outreach with Arts for Learning CT as well as marketing, communications, and productions with Bucknell Opera Theatre and the Bucknell Choir Program. A brother of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, he is a also a vocal proponent for American opera and new works and productions that have impactful stories for audiences. Additionally, as a composer and arranger, he has had works premiered in collaboration with choreographers Ivan Flores, Marisa Patti, and a multidisciplinary work with Christen Moribondo.