“I think singing, in any style, is the most natural expression of emotion. For me teaching, whether classical, musical theatre, pop or rock is about giving students the tools and confidence to express themselves fully.”
Margaret Bridge is an Irish soprano, currently doing graduate study at the New England Conservatory of Music with Lisa Saffer. Previously, she completed a masters in performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin where her roles included Erisbe (Ormindo), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflote – extracts), and Cock (The Cunning Little Vixen). While studying in Dublin, she was also a member of Opera Theatre Company’s Young Artist Programme for the 2013-14 season, with whom she appeared in concerts and recitals around in Ireland. Other roles include Pat Nixon (Nixon in China – act 2 cover) for Wide Open Opera and Monica (The Medium) for Mid-West Opera. Since enrolling at NEC, she has been cast as The Hen/Frau Pasek (The Cunning Little Vixen) and the title role in Handel’s Agrippina.
Margaret is also at home in oratorio and highlights so far include Bach’s Cantata 63 (Dec 2015) and Weihnachtsoratorium (Dec 2014) with the Goethe Institut choir in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and Vivaldi’s Gloria at Léran Music festival, France, (June 2013). She has also been delighted to perform several times in her alma mater, Trinity College Dublin, with the Dublin University Choral Society, with whom she has sung Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem.
Although her performance focus is primarily classical music, Margaret has taught a variety of styles and previous students have won distinctions in the musical theatre and popular music singing grade exams and competitions in Dublin.
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