August 11th, 2013 4:00pm
Emily Webb in Rorem's Our Town; Monadnock Music Festival; Gil Rose, conductor and director; http://www.monadnockmusic.org/; Peterborough, NH
Margot Rood, hailed for her vocal “luminosity” by The New York Times, can be heard performing a wide range of repertoire. Most recently, Ms. Rood performed Johanna in Sweeney Todd with St. Petersburg Opera, Ramiro in Helios Early Opera’s production of Cavalli’s Artemisia, and performed as soloist in Purcell’s The Indian Queen with Handel and Haydn Society. Other recent appeareances included her debut with Boston Modern Orchestra Project performing as soloist in Kati Agocs' Vessel and as soprano evangelist in Arvo Pärt's Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem, her debut with Back Bay Chorale as soloist in Bach's St. John Passion conducted by Scott Allen Jarrett, and singing the world premiere of Christopher Trapani’s Past All Deceiving in New York City with Argento Ensemble. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in the world premiere of Shawn Jaeger’s Letters Made with Gold, under the direction of Dawn Upshaw, and her Boston Symphony Hall debut as soloist in Handel’s Israel in Egypt with conductor Harry Christophers. In addition to her solo work, Ms. Rood performs regularly with top ensembles around the country including Miami-based ensemble Seraphic Fire, Tucson Chamber Artists, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Handel and Haydn Society, and Lorelei Ensemble. Upcoming engagements include singing the role of Emily in Rorem's Our Town at Monadnock Music Festival in New Hampshire.