Manhattan School of Music - M.M.
Manhattan School of Music - B.M.
Mezzo-soprano Margaret Newcomb has been praised for her warm, powerful sound, sensitive musicality and commanding stage presence. She holds Master’s and Bachelor’s of Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music, whereupon graduating she also received the Hugh Ross Award, given annually to a “singer of unusual promise.”
As an international performer, she has appeared in theaters and festivals throughout North America and Europe, including the world-renowned Salzburg Festival, Fort Worth Opera, Theater Kiel, Festival der Jungen Stimmen in Switzerland, Charlottesville Opera, Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble NYC, Bare Opera NYC, Seagle Music Festival, and Opera on the Avalon, to name a few. She most recently appeared as Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor / Donizetti) and Waltraute (Die Walküre / Wagner) with Theater Kiel in Germany, and Eliza (Dark Sisters / Nico Muhly) at Opera Fayetteville.
Other operatic roles include the title role of L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni / Mozart), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro / Mozart), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus, Strauss), Lia (L’Enfant Prodigue / Debussy), Lillian Russell (The Mother of Us All / Thomson), and Alcina (Orlando Paladino / Haydn). She has also collaborated with several living composers on new opera workshops.
Equally comfortable in musical theater, she has performed numerous roles including Fantine in Les Misérables, Laurey in Oklahoma, Nancy in Oliver, and Belle in Beauty and the Beast.
Margaret was a prizewinner in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, International Immling Competition, and Joan Taub Ades Competition, and appeared in the final rounds of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.
As a teacher, Margaret is passionate about helping students find and develop their own unique voices, and sing with ease, confidence, and joy. Creating a nurturing and supportive environment to learn and grow is extremely important to her.
NOTE: Margret works with soprano, mezzo, or alto voice types.