ABOUT

Margaret is an emerging soubrette soprano living and working in the Twin Cities. Most recently, she performed the role of Tum-Tum (Yum-Yum) in an adapted version of "The Mikado" with Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company directed by Rick Shiomi, in which she was lauded as having a "strong, pure voice (Cherry and Spoon)." Other credits include performing in the chorus of "La Belle Hélène" at Lakes Area Music Festival, Oberto in "Alcina" with Opera Reading Project, Venus in John Blow's "Venus and Adonis" at the Brooklyn Music School, Morpheus in Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" and Suor Genevieffa in "Suor Angelica" at the University of Minnesota. Coming up, she looked forward to returning to Lakes Area Musical Festival in the chorus of "Der fliegende Holländer," though this opera has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

This summer, Margaret was accepted as a young artist in the Miami Classical Music Festival's Baroque Institute. There, she would have performed the role of La Musica in Monteverdi's "La favola d'Orfeo," as well as perform in a variety of concert performances, masterclasses, and more. Margaret was also accepted to attend the very selective International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) program in Montreal, where she would have worked with world-renowned faculty on role preparation, opera scenes, language, and more. Both programs have been indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19. Other notable training has included a residency in Brooklyn NY (Anthony Laciura, Thomas Muraco, Jan Prokop), International vocal program "Opera Viva" in Verona, Italy (Madelyn Gearheart, Katherine Ciesinski, David Jones), and the national Source Song Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Francois LeRoux, Arlene Shrut, Julius Drake, Olivier Godin, Abbie Betinis, and Libby Larsen).

Awards include being a semi-finalist in the 2020 Orpheus Vocal Competition, second place at the 2019 Thursday Musical Competition in the Advanced College Division, second place at the 2018 MN-NATS competition, as well as third-place in 2015 following two consecutive first place wins in 2011 and 2012. Margaret is decorated as a Scholar of Distinction in Theater Arts by the Perpich School of Performing Arts. 

Margaret graduated with high distinction from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2018, where she studied with Jean del Santo. She is currently a student of Victoria Vargas.

 

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