Margot Rood

    MARGOT ROOD, hailed for her “colorful and vital” singing by The Washington Post, performs a wide range of repertoire.

    2022/2023 performances include return appearances with Washington Bach Consort, Handel + Haydn Society, Seraphic Fire, True Concord, and Kinnara Ensemble. Recent solo appearances include those with Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Messiah), Edinburgh’s Dunedin Consort (St. Matthew Passion), South Florida’s Enlightenment Festival (BWV 202 & 211), Washington Bach Consort (BWV 106 & 198), Cleveland Orchestra (Stravinsky Threni), Boston Symphony (Benjamin Dream of the Song), Rhode Island Philharmonic (Messiah), Philharmonia Baroque (BWV 61 & 140), New Jersey Symphony (Messiah), Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Requiem), New World Symphony (Reich Desert Music), Handel + Haydn Society (The Fairy Queen, Mass in B Minor), TENET Vocal Artists (Messiah, Praetorius Vespers), Seraphic Fire (Messiah, Vivaldi Gloria), Bach Collegium San Diego (Messiah), A Far Cry (Golijov Three Songs), and numerous concerts with acclaimed ensemble Blue Heron. Margot is a former Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow at Emmanuel Music in Boston.

    Margot’s recent and upcoming opera appearances include La Renommée in Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles and Oreste Nunzia in Francesca Caccini’s Alcina with Boston Early Music Festival, Galatea in Acis & Galatea, and First Witch in Dido & Aeneas with Handel + Haydn Society, Polly Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera and Hyacinthus in Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus with Emmanuel Music, Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Grand Harmonie, and Johanna in Sweeney Todd with St. Petersburg Opera.

    Notable recording releases include Blue Heron’s Ockeghem Songs, Vol. 1, the role of La Paix in Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants with Boston Early Music Festival (CPO), and the role of Emily Webb on Monadnock Music’s recording of Ned Rorem’s Our Town (New World Records). She has recorded repertoire from the medieval to the 21st-century with Coro, Albany Records, Blue Heron, BMOP Sound, Toccata Classics, and Sono Luminus. Her solo recording of art song by composer Heather Gilligan, Living in Light, is available from Albany Records. She can be heard on Blue Heron’s Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks Vol. 5, which won the Gramophone Award for Early Music in 2018.