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About Margot

Margot Rood, hailed for her “luminosity and grace” 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 include 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, 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 Seraphic Fire, Tucson Chamber Artists, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Skylark Ensemble, Music at Marsh Chapel, Handel and Haydn Society, and Lorelei Ensemble. Engagements in 2013-2014 include singing the role of Emily Webb in Rorem’s Our Town at Monadnock Music Festival, soloist in Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Bach's St. John Passion with Tucson Chamber Artists, soloist in Mozart's Requiem with Seraphic Fire, and soloist in Bach’s B Minor Mass and Vivaldi’s Gloria with Handel and Haydn Society.