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Philharmonic Concert in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Soloist, Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams) » link Salzburg Festspiele in Salzburg, Austria
Médée by Luigi Cherubini, Œdipe by George Enescu, Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi plus Verdi's Messa di Requiem with the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Riccardo Muti

Walton Opera Center in Fayetteville, AR
Starring mezzo-soprano Margaret Newcomb singing the role of Eliza in Nico Muhly's "Dark Sisters" with Opera Fayetteville. Stage direction by Andreas Hager and music direction by Cris Frisco. This is a musical exploration of one woman’s dangerous attempt to escape her life in the Fundamentalist Mormon (FLDS) church.

Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Margaret makes her European house and role debut as Waltraute in "Die Walküre" with Opera Kiel

Margaret Newcomb Wins 2nd Place at Immling Festival International Singing Competition!
Mezzo soprano Margaret Newcomb was selected as one of the finalists for the 11th Annual International Competition at the Immling Festival in Halfing, Bayern, Germany. She placed second in the singing competition.

Margaret Newcomb Named Winner of Met Opera Award
2017-18 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Pittsburgh District announces congratulations to Encouragement Awardees Jamilah Barnes & Mason Jarboe and Winners Margaret Newcomb & Alan Cline.



"beautiful in face and figure...
strong stage presence...
voice rich and beautiful..."

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-  L'incoronazione di Poppea : Margaret Newcomb

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- L'incoronazione di Poppea

-  L'incoronazione di Poppea : Margaret Newcomb

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- L'incoronazione di Poppea

Violetta in La Traviata at The Rose Nagelberg Theater : Margaret Newcomb

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Violetta in La Traviata at The Rose Nagelberg Theater

Suor Angelica - The Opera Project DSM : Margaret Newcomb

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Suor Angelica from The Opera Project DSM

Margaret Newcomb as Suor Angelica from The Opera Project DSM

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Suor Angelica from The Opera Project DSM

La Traviata at The Rose Nagelberg Theater : Margaret Newcomb

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La Traviata at The Rose Nagelberg Theater

Alice Ford in Falstaff : Margaret Newcomb

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Alice Ford in Falstaff

Fantine in Les Misérables : Margaret Newcomb

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Fantine in Les Misérables

Alice Ford in Falstaff : Margaret Newcomb

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Alice Ford in Falstaff

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Fantine in Les Misérables : Margaret Newcomb

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Fantine in Les Misérables

Photo by Corey Hayes : Margaret Newcomb

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Photo by Corey Hayes

Zora in Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Ruddigore' : Margaret Newcomb

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Zora in Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Ruddigore'

Donna Elvira in 'Don Giovanni' : Margaret Newcomb

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Donna Elvira in 'Don Giovanni'

Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast' : Margaret Newcomb

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Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Lillian Russell in Virgil Thomson's 'The Mother of Us All' : Margaret Newcomb

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Lillian Russell in Virgil Thomson's "The Mother of Us All"

Nina in the U.S. premiere of Paisiello's 'Nina, o sia la pazza per amore' : Margaret Newcomb

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Nina in the U.S. premiere of Paisiello's 'Nina, o sia la pazza per amore'

Elvira in L'Italiana in Algeri : Margaret Newcomb

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Elvira in L'Italiana in Algeri

Elvira in L'Italiana in Algeri

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Elvira in L'Italiana

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Photo by Corey Hayes

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Photo by Corey Hayes

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Outreach Concert at the Museo Correale : Margaret Newcomb

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Outreach Concert at the Museo Correale

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"Margaret Newcomb was outstanding and the strongest singer on stage"
Allegri con Fuoco

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{LIVE AUDIO}   Margaret Newcomb sings "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" from Rückert-Lieder by Gustav Mahler. Gloria Kim on piano.

"NEWCOMB ENCHANTED THE AUDIENCE."
OperaRox

About Margaret

PRESS/REVIEWS
"Margaret Newcomb was outstanding and the strongest singer on stage, both in her solo arias and in the numerous duets, trios and other ensemble pieces. Her acting was on point too, with a snobbish and elegant flair representing Rosalinde as a two-faced yet charming woman one cannot entirely dislike. [Allegri con Fuoco]
"Closing the program was Margaret Newcomb who pleases us every time she performs. She sang selections from Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins. She succeeded in bringing out the drama of the two Anna's by employing different voices. She did particularly well acting out the seductiveness of "Pride." [Voce di Meche]
"Newcomb used her full, warm voice well, whether singing lyrically and delicately or urgently and dramatically according to the needs of the opera's various plot turns." [Jack Quinn, Theaterscene.net]
"The sorceress Alcina has been transformed into an elegant and powerful player who solves all the problems. This is a perfect role for the stunning Margaret Newcomb" [Voce di meche]
"Newcomb enchanted the audience with her sincere portrayal of the young heroine, skillfully navigating the music with her complex, sultry soprano. She mixed the playful youthfulness and seriousness of the role well..." [OperaRox]

MARGARET NEWCOMB

This season Margaret makes her European house and role debut as Waltraute in Die Walküre  with Opera Kiel. She will also make her Opera Fayetteville debut as the role of Eliza in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters .

Margaret was recently named second prize winner at the 11th Immling Festival International singing competition, 2019, and a Pittsburgh District winner and Great Lakes regional finalist at the 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is currently based in Vienna, Austria where she sings with the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. She will appear in several productions at the Salzburger Festspiele this summer.

Newcomb’s previous opera credits include Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus  and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni  with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar and Sommertheater Tiefurt, Lia in Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue  with Bare Opera NYC, La Badessa in Suor Angelica  with Opera DSM, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro  at the National Opera Center NYC, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte  with New York Lyric Opera, and Poppea in L'incoronazione di Poppea  at the Manhattan Summer Voice Festival, and Suor Osmina in Suor Angelica  with Opera on the Avalon.

Margaret has also worked with living composers and librettists on several new opera workshops. As part of Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers  Showcase she sang Ina Soep in scenes from Gerald Cohen’s Steal a Pencil for Me  , and Diana 3 in Mikael Karlsson and Royce Vavrek’s Diana Vreeland. During Seagle Music Colony’s post season Margaret sang the role of Trassie in a workshop of Richard Wargo’s Sharon’s Grave.

Recent musical theater credits include Fantine in Les Misérables  with Seagle Music Colony, where she was a two-time young artist, and Laurey in Oklahoma  during her time as an apprentice artist with Charlottesville Opera. During her time at Seagle, she also toured with their educational outreach opera, Andrew Duncan’s The Ugly Duckling.

Margaret’s favorite concert credits include singing Eliza Doolittle in scenes of My Fair Lady  in concerts with the Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, appearing as a soloist in Bach’s B Minor Mass at the Dallas City Performance Hall and with the ‘Concerts in the Heights’ series in NYC. She also appeared as a featured soloist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Sonic Blossom  , a performance art piece by Lee Mingwei.

Margaret earned both her Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music, where she graduated with honors such as the Hugh Ross Award, given annually to a “singer of unusual promise.” She also won third prize in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition.

During her time at MSM, Margaret performed such roles as Alcina in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino  , Lillian Russell in Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All  Nina in the US premiere of Paisiello's Nina o sia la pazza per amore  and Anna in Kurt Weill's Die Sieben Todsünden.

Resume & Bio    download Resume & Bio (includes German version)

Opera and Musical Theater Roles:
Waltraute --- Die Walküre --- Opera Kiel [2019]
Eliza --- Dark Sisters --- Opera Fayetteville [2019]
Cherubino --- Le nozze di Figaro --- National Opera Center [2018]
2nd Lady --- Die Zauberflöte --- National Opera Center {2018]
Orlovsky --- Die Fledermaus --- Lyric Opera Studio Weimar [2018]
Laurey** --- Oklahoma --- Charlottesville Opera [2017]
Ina Soep++ --- Steal a pencil for me --- Theological Seminary, NYC [2017]
Lia --- L’Enfant Prodigue --- Bare Opera NYC [2016]
Diana++ --- Diana Vreeland --- Fort Worth Opera [2016]
Ina Soep++ --- Steal a pencil for me --- Fort Worth Opera [2016]
Badessa --- Suor Angelica --- Opera Project DSM [2016]
Fantine --- Les Misérables --- Seagle Music Colony [2015]
Trassie --- Sharon’s Grave --- Sembrich Museum, NY [2015]
Soloist --- The Ugly Duckling --- Seagle Post-Season Outreach [2015]
Alcina --- Orlando Paladino --- Manhattan School of Music [2014]
Lillian Russell --- The Mother of Us All --- Manhattan School of Music [2013]
Poppea --- L’incoronazione di Poppea --- Manhattan Voice Festival [2013]
Donna Elvira --- Don Giovanni --- Lyric Opera Studio Weimar [2012]
Suor Osmina --- Suor Angelica --- Opera on the Avalon [2012]

++ denotes Scenes/workshop      ** denotes Cover
Chorus, Concerts, and other Performances:
Alto 1 Chorus --- Verdi Requiem --- Salzburger Festspiele [2019]
Alto 1 Chorus --- Simon Boccanegra --- Salzburger Festspiele [2019]
Alto 1 Chorus --- Médée (Cherubini) --- Salzburger Festspiele [2019]
Alto 1 Chorus --- Oedipe (Enescu) --- Salzburger Festspiele [2019]
Soloist --- Bach B Minor Mass --- Highlander Concert Series, Dallas, TX [2017]
Soloist --- Sonic Blossom --- Metropolitan Museum of Art [2016]
Honors / Awards:
2nd Prize Winner - Immling Festival International Competition. [2019]
Metropolitan Opera National Council. Finalist, Great Lakes Region. [2018]
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Winner, Pittsburgh District. [2018]
Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, semi-finalist [2014]
Hugh Ross Award - Manhattan School of Music [2014]
Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition, 3rd Place [2014]
Class of 1969 Recital Competition Winner [2008]
Muhlenberg College Baker Scholar for Music [2006-2008]
Freddy Award Winner - Best Actress in a Musical (Belle in Beauty and the Beast)
Education:
Master of Music in Vocal Performance, Manhattan School of Music [2014]
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Manhattan School of Music [2011]
Training:
Apprentice artist | Charlottesville Opera [2017]
Young artist | Seagle Music Colony full scholarship) [2014, 2015]
Young artist | Opera on the Avalon [2012]
Apprentice Artist | Lyric Opera Studio Weimar [2011, 2012]
Program Particpant | Martina Arroyo Foundation Role Preparation Course [2011]

TEACHERS: Ron Raines, Nikki Li Hartliep, Ashley Putnam, Jeremy Slavin
COACHES: Vlad Iftinca, Jose Melendez, Kenneth Merrill, Thomas Muraco, Paul Plummer
CONDUCTORS: Andy Anderson, John Spencer IV, Christian Capocaccia, Steven Osgood, Greg Ritchey, Olaf Storbeck
DIRECTORS: Mary Birnbaum, John De Los Santos Robin Guarino, Catherine Malfitano, Isabel Milenski, Dona D. Vaughn
DICTION COACHES: Marianne Barrett, Kathryn LaBouff, Glenn Morton, Cristina Stanescu
MASTER CLASSES: Lauren Flanigan, Martin Katz, Ann Murray, Sanford Sylvan

ACTING: Patrick Diamond, Carolyn Marlow, Ann Ratray, Beth Schacter, Leslie Pasternack
DANCE: (Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom): Patricia Bostick, Shelley Oliver, Francis Patrelle
LANGUAGES: Conversational German, Italian, Basic French, Spanish

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Voce di Meche

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