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About Margot

Margot Rood, hailed for her “luminosity and grace” by The New York Times, performs a wide range of repertoire across American stages.

Ms. Rood has appeared as soloist with some of the United States’ premiere new music ensembles. Notable recent engagements include her Carnegie Hall debut in the world premiere of Shawn Jaeger’s Letters Made with Gold under the direction of Dawn Upshaw and Donnacha Dennehy, Kati Agocs' Vessel and Soprano Evangelist in Arvo Pärt's Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, as well as the world premiere of Christopher Trapani’s Past All Deceiving in New York City with Argento Ensemble. Ms. Rood is a core member of Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble, an all-female vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new music, and is a founding member of the Michigan Recital Project, which features commissions by emerging composers. Also sought after as a collaborator, Ms. Rood has been invited by composers at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania and Keene State College for performances and masterclasses.

Other recent stage performances include Emily Webb in Rorem's Our Town with Monadnock Music, Johanna in Sweeney Todd with St. Petersburg Opera, Ramiro in Helios Early Opera’s production of Cavalli’s Artemisia, and God of Dreams in Purcell’s The Indian Queen with Handel and Haydn Society.

Also an accomplished and sensitive ensemble singer, Ms. Rood performs regularly with top ensembles around the country including Seraphic Fire, Tucson Chamber Artists, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Skylark Ensemble, Emmanuel Music, Music at Marsh Chapel, and Handel and Haydn Society.