Margot Rood

MARGOT ROOD, hailed for her “colorful and vital” soprano by The Washington Post, performs a wide range of repertoire across North American stages.

Margot was fortunate to make her solo debut at Boston’s Symphony Hall in 2011, and since then has been a frequent soloist with Handel and Haydn Society and conductor Harry Christophers. The 2018/2019 season marks her debut with San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque (BWV 61 & 140) as well as with New Jersey Symphony (Messiah). Recent and upcoming solo appearances include Cleveland Orchestra (Stravinsky's Threni); Boston Symphony (Benjamin Dream of the Song), Rhode Island Philharmonic(Messiah); New World Symphony (Reich Desert Music); Handel and Haydn Society (The Fairy Queen, Bach Mass in B Minor); Seraphic Fire (Messiah, Vivaldi Gloria, Mozart Requiem); Bach Collegium San Diego (Messiah); A Far Cry (Golijov Three Songs); True Concord Voices and Orchestra (Bach St. John Passion, Mozart C Minor Mass); Brookline Symphony (Mahler Fourth Symphony); and numerous concerts with acclaimed ensemble Blue Heron.  Margot was awarded 3rd place in the 2016 American Prize in Oratorio and Art Song competition and was named a 2015-2016 Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow at Emmanuel Music, where she is often featured on Emmanuel's nationally-known Bach cantata series.

Margot's recent and upcoming stage appearances include La Renommée in Lalande's Les Fontaines de Verasilles with Boston Early Music Festival, Galatea in Acis & Galatea as well as First Witch in Dido & Aeneas with Handel and Haydn Society, Hyacinthus in Mozart's Apollo et Hyacinthus with Emmanuel Music, Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Grand Harmonie, Johanna in Sweeney Todd with St. Petersburg Opera, and Ramiro in Helios Early Opera’s production of Cavalli’s Artemisia. Margot recorded the role of Emily Webb in Ned Rorem’s Our Town with Monadnock Music which was widely released by New World Recordsin 2017.