Margaret Ravalde

Margaret Ravalde

Lyric Soprano

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«"ravishing, sensual, open-throated singing"»
Music web international (2017)
2017Vaughan Williams: Riders to the SeaCathleen
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2017Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressAnne Trulove
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna
2016Britten: The Turn of the ScrewGoverness
2016Delibes: LakméMiss Ellen
2011Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapagena


Margaret Ravalde is a freelance soprano and language tutor from Glasgow currently learning with Rosa Mannion. A versatile performer, she enjoys a varied schedule of oratorio, recitals and opera. Recent concert highlights include Haydn Creation for the East Sussex Bach Choir and a performance of Mendelssohn Elijah in Chichester Cathedral. Future projects include Handel's Messiah in Lincoln Cathedral. 
Recent opera projects have included the role of Cathleen (Vaughan Williams Riders to the Sea) with Piccaclilli Opera, First Boy (Mozart The Magic Flute) for Hampstead Garden Opera and Susanna (Mozart Le nozze di Figaro) for Thames Philharmonia Opera. In 2016 she performed the role of Maria Bertram in the Scottish première of Jonathan Dove’sMansfield Park in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and appeared as one of six singers in the operatic performance workDOUG by Janice Kerbel, an entry in the final of The Turner Prize, hosted at Tramway, Glasgow.
This summer, Margaret assistant directed a production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte for St.Paul's Opera, Clapham and Dove's Mansfield Park for Waterperry Opera Festival's inaugural season. 
While studying at the  Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she was Highly Commended in the Norma Grieg French Song Prize and performed the following roles in opera scenes: Governess (Britten Turn of the Screw), Female Chorus (Britten The Rape of Lucretia), Virtù (Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea), Susanna (Mozart Le nozze di Figaro), and Ellen (Delibes Lakmé).
Margaret was a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge where she read Modern and Medieval Languages and was a soloist on the choir’s CD Beyond All Mortal Dreams, which was nominated for a Gramophone Award. During her Year Abroad she studied singing at the Conservatorio G Tartini in Trieste, where she learned Cleopatra (HandelGiulio Cesare) and Papagena (Mozart Die Zauberflöte). While at Cambridge, she regularly performed as a soloist for Andrew Nethsingha and the Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge and sang the following roles in various productions: Mabel (Gilbert and Sullivan Pirates of Penzance), Lieschen (Bach Coffee Cantata) and Rosalinde (StraussDie Fledermaus). 
Brought up in Glasgow, Margaret began singing in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus and later sang in the Choir of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow and The National Youth Choir of Scotland. She frequently performed as a soloist on Radios 2, 4 and Scotland and was the first Scot to reach the final of BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Vaughan Williams: Riders to the Sea Cathleen Immediately Piccalilli Opera 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Pamina No 2017
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress Anne Trulove No 2017
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Susanna Immediately Thames Philharmonia Opera 2017
Britten: The Turn of the Screw Governess 1 week Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2016