Margaret (Maggie) Boeckman has performed with Vespertine Opera, OperaWorks, Portland Summer Opera Program, Amalfi Coast Summer Opera, and Springfield Regional Opera, among others. She has been seen in roles including Mélantho in Fauré’s Pénélope, Third Lady and Third Spirit (Die Zauberflöte), and in the chorus for productions of Semele, Carmen, and Trial by Jury. As part of the 2015 OperaWorks Advanced Artist Program, Margaret created the role of one of the religious fanatics for the original production Singed, the program’s culminating performance. As a member of the 2011̶12 Springfield Regional Opera Young Artist Program, she also performed in scenes programs as Charlotte (Werther), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), and Sesto (Giulio Cesare). Most recently she could be seen in the role of Fidalma in Red River Lyric Opera’s Summer Festival production of Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto.
In concert, Margaret was heard with the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra in the Mermaid Duet from Oberon, as the incidental music soloist in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and as the soloist for the Duruflé Requiem. She was also heard as the soloist for the Mosaic Springfield Music Ensemble’s production of the Fauré Requiem. In 2015, she competed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, winning the Helen Price Encouragement Award.
Margaret received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Drury University and a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington. She currently teaches voice in the St. Louis area and looks to join a DMA program for Vocal Performance in the midwest in the near future.