Praise for Margot’s recording of Emily Webb in Rorem’s Our Town:

“Margot Rood, whose instinctive musicality, pure tone and radiant upper register are reminiscent of the young Dawn Upshaw,...brings touching conviction to the central role of Emily Webb in young life and after death.”
BBC Music Magazine

“Margot Rood, as Emily, is particularly good; the essence of the wholesome girl next door pulses at the core of her lovely soprano. Managing to combine girlish lightness with cushiony fullness, she shows appealing self-certitude...In Emily’s “Goodbye” aria at the end (a great standalone piece), Rood fills Rorem’s wide intervallic leaps and demanding tessitura (up to a high C) with marvelously sustained vocal consistency and a sincerity that avoids the maudlin.””
Opera News

Praise for Messiah:

“Soprano Margot Rood was the most captivating of the soloists, a singer with presence and projection, something that came through in a touching rendition of “I Know My Redeemer Liveth.”
The Providence Journal

“Soprano Margot Rood projected brightly the cascades of ornaments that adorn the aria ‘Rejoice greatly’ with a brilliant sheen to her voice that commanded attention, yet she crafted a winsome, shimmering legato in the aria’s slow middle section...Rood’s elegant final cadenza in ‘I know that my Redeemer liveth’ sent chills up my spine.”
San Diego Story

Praise for Margot’s solo recording of art songs by Heather Gilligan:

“Throughout the disc, Rood sings with bright, clear tone; marvelously clear diction; impeccable intonation; and a total embrace of Gilligan’s idiomatic vocal style.”
The Arts Fuse

Praise for Monteverdi Vespers of 1610:

“...the light and glimmering voice of Margot Rood...sang with sublime but unpretentious elegance.”
The Boston Globe

Praise for Margot’s Carnegie Hall debut:

“Margot Rood, a soprano, performed with luminosity and grace.”
The New York Times

Praise for BWV 149:

“...Margot Rood followed as an angel bearing us in her hands through the most dulcet tones imaginable.”
The Boston Musical Intelligencer

 Photo by Kathy Wittman for Boston Early Music Festival

Photo by Kathy Wittman for Boston Early Music Festival

 Photo by Gary Payne

Photo by Gary Payne