ABOUT

A native of Minneapolis, Margaret Matejcek is a Boston-based light lyric soprano. Her most recent engagements have included a virtual children's production of Hansel and Gretel (Gretel) with Imaginality Opera and performances as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) in a scenes concert with Miami Classical Music Festival's young artist program (virtual due to COVID-19). She had looked forward to attending International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) as well as returning for a third season as a chorus member in Lakes Area Music Festival's production of The Rake's Progress, but both were cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

During her time at the University of Minnesota, Margaret was able to perform professionally with Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company in their re-imagined production of The Mikado as Yum-Yum, under the direction of Rick Shiomi. She also 

had the opportunity to perform Venus (Venus and Adonis) during a summer at the Brooklyn Music School, Morpheus (Orpheus in the Underworld) and Suor Genevieffa/Prima Cercatrice (Suor Angelica) at the University of Minnesota, and Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas) with MacPhail School of Music. 

Awards include being named 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 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, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Vocal Performance with Sharon Daniels at Boston University.