Marc was recently featured

in interviews on 

WMNR Fine Arts Radio

 and Connecticut Style, WTNH TV.

Our Mission

Madison Lyric Stage is an award-winning, non-profit arts collective serving the Connecticut shoreline.  Its mission is to expand participation in the arts by presenting accessible, inclusive and affordable professional-quality opera, musical theater and drama. Past productions include:  A Little Night Music, Agnes of God, Blithe Spirit, Company, Evita, Godspell, Hansel and Gretel, Into the Woods, Jesus Christ Superstar, Macbeth, Of Mice and Men, Peter Grimes, Salome, The Glass Menagerie, The Turn of the Screw, and many others. 


We'll take you into the woods and under the stars!

Artistic Director

Marc Deaton

MARC DEATON occupies a prominent place among today's most distinctive dramatic tenors. Marc Deaton has established his reputation not only through his superb musicality and electrifying stage presence, but also through his extraordinarily multi-faceted repertoire. He has appeared with leading opera companies and orchestras throughout the world, including: Vienna, Salzburg, Zurich, Berlin, Dresden, Paris, Barcelona, Augsburg, Munich, Mannheim, London, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, Sofia, New York, Bangkok, Hong Kong, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Santa Fe; portraying the leading tenor roles of Wagner and Strauss: Tristan, Siegfried, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Der Kaiser in Die Frau ohne Schatten.

He is also well-known for his portrayals of leading tenor roles in Samson et Dalila, Otello, Aïda, Turandot, Il Trovatore, CarmenI Pagliacci. Schoenberg's Moses und Aron, Berg's Wozzeck and Lulu, Reimann's Die Gespenstersonate, Britten's The Turn of the Screw, Peter Grimes, and The Rape of Lucretia, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, and many operettas, including Das Land des Lächelns and Eine Nacht in Venedig.  

His concert repertoire is just as broad, ranging from classical to modern and comprising virtually all the great tenor parts in such works as the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven, Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire (he was the first man to perform the role at Vienna's Schoenberg Center). 

His recordings include the title role in Tristan und Isolde with the Bulgarian Festival Orchestra on Titanic Records; the October 2011 Centaur Records release of Marc Deaton WAGNER, a solo disc of Wagner excerpts recorded with the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Calaf in Turandot with Bangkok Opera on DVD, and Stephen Suber's Upon the Bank at Early Dawn on Centaur Records.​

Bringing to play his 30 years as an internationally renowned operatic tenor, Marc Deaton also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a stage director. Trained as an actor and director, Mr. Deaton performed key musical theatre roles including Che in Evita, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Tony in West Side Story, and the title role in Candide, in European theatres such as Salzburg, Baden-Baden, Berlin, Bregenz, and Zurich.

He is the co-founder of Madison Lyric Stage, serving as producer and director of many of the productions in its nine-year history including Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen, Macbeth, Peter Grimes, The Glass Menagerie, A Little Night Music, Evita, Salome, Blithe Spirit, Otello, Jesus Christ Superstar, Agnes of God, Godspell, Company, The Turn of the Screw, Of Mice and Men, Into the Woods, and Hansel & Gretel.

Mr. Deaton is also a playwright, writing the libretto for Glen Cortese’s monodrama The Swan Knight, and penning the new play We Lived Only for the Music: Max Lorenz and the Third Reich, which had its world premiere at Madison Lyric Stage in December 2018.

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