Margaret Thompson Mezzo Soprano | home
New Yorker Margaret Thompson began her career in the opera houses of Germany, Austria, Spain and later the United States where she sang over 50 operatic roles such as Octavian, Frika, Charlotte, Eboli, Venus, Composer, Sesto and Cherubino.
She has performed opposite such greats as Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Patricia Racette, and Roberto Alagnau at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Real de Madrid, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Volksoper Wien, Spoleto Festival and New York City Opera.
Ms. Thompson has been heard in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and Gewandhaus Leipzig where she has performed over 50 oratorio roles in the United States and throughout Europe. She has also sung with conductors such as Daniele Gatti, Alan Gilbert, James Conlon, Peter Schneider,Julius Rudel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kent Nagano, Lawrence Foster and Asher Fisch.
Ms. Thompson has been 1st Prize winner of several competitions including the "Christa Ludwig" Vocal Academy Competition, the "Salzburg Mozarteum" Competition, the "German Silver Medallion" for "Best Singer of the Year", Prize Winner/Finalist for the "Sylvia Geszty Coloratura" Competition and nominated in Opernwelt Magazine as "Best Young Singer of the Year" for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Her recent appearances have included LAO's "The Ring" cycle, "Suzuki" in Madama Butterfly for WNO, Nashville Opera and New Orleans Opera and most recently the MET's "La Rondine" and "Parsifal". She returns to the MET in the Fall of 2013 for "Two Boys" and "Die Frau ohne Schatten" and later in February 2014 Edmonton Opera for their production of Madama Butterfly.