Praised as “fiery, wild, and dangerous” (Classical Voice North Carolina) with “a talent for character portrayal” (Chicago Classical Review), soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh captivates audiences with her “flawless intonation” and “perfect vocalism” (CNVC). Her dazzling technique and formidable skills as a collaborative artist shine in performances of repertoire spanning from the Renaissance and Baroque to the modern day.
Recent highlights include appearances with Memphis Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Portland Symphony, Messiah Festival of the Arts, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Arizona MusicFest, and Evansville Philharmonic. She can be heard regularly with some of the nation’s premier ensembles including The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Handel and Haydn Society, Bach Akademie Charlotte, and Apollo’s Fire.
She is co-artistic director of L’Académie du Roi Soleil, with which she has performed in venues across the United States and the United Kingdom.
Margaret holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University; the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar; and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Recent scholarship includes work on physical gesture in the madrigal repertoire of the concerto delle donne in late sixteenth-century Ferrara, and she frequently lectures on physical gesture for singers. Margaret lives in New York City and is a member of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street.