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

“...Margot Rood, colorful and vital…”
The Washington Post

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

“...Margot Rood hushed the audience with her fresh, open tone and glowing, focused pitch.”
The Boston Globe

“Margot Rood’s light, high soprano was exquisitely projected, recalling Kathleen Battle in her prime. The directness and communicative power of her traversal of I know that my Redeemer liveth was deeply moving.”
South Florida Classical Review

“The brilliance and immediacy of Margot Rood’s soprano as well as her glorious, supple melismas raised the temperature of the room every time she sang.”
San Diego Story

“Soprano Margot Rood persuasively embodied the sinner’s plea for mercy in her aria that followed...gracefully shaping every phrase with her pure, gleaming tone.”
San Diego Story

“...Margot Rood, who marshaled striking interpretative faculties and produced a radiantly clear and expressive tone almost otherworldly in its grace and beauty.”
The Boston Musical Intelligencer

[coll.neu] photography

[coll.neu] photography

"Soprano Margot Rood projected brightly the cascades of ornaments that adorn the aria ‘Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion’ 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. Yes, this is what Baroque oratorio is about, friends!"
San Diego Story

“...Rood’s luminous, bell-clear tone and gorgeous vibrato delighted the ear…”
The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“...local sensation and rising national star Margot Rood sang Hyacinthus, in pure, dulcet tones.”
The Boston Music Intelligencer

"Margot Rood was superb as (Wintergreen's) love interest. Her voice seemed ideally built for this type repertoire: light, even, and clear across its whole range, especially in...high-register solos Gershwin wrote for the part."
The Arts Fuse