ABOUT

Margaret is an emerging soubrette soprano living and working in the Twin Cities. Recent credits include Tum-Tum (Yum-Yum) in an adapted version of "The Mikado" with Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, Venus in John Blow's "Venus and Adonis" at the Brooklyn Music School, Morpheus in Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld," and Suor Genevieffa/Prima Cercatrice in "Suor Angelica" at the University of Minnesota. Margaret also worked with Lakes Area Music Festival on their production of "La Belle Hélène" and had intended to return for a second season, though this production was cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

This past summer, Margaret was accepted as a young artist in Miami Classical Music Festival's Baroque Institute. There, she would have performed the role of La Musica in Monteverdi's "La favola d'Orfeo." Margaret was also accepted to the very selective International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) program in Manhattan, where she would have worked with world-renowned faculty on role preparation, opera scenes, language, and more. Both programs were 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 and 2021 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. Margaret looks forward to beginning her graduate studies in the fall with Sharon Daniels at Boston University.