Margarita is a Switzerland-based Russian mezzo-soprano. She performed a part of Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea (Opernfest 2018, Berlin). The same season she was granted a place in Monteverdi Apprentices Programme under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner and since then performed solo and with Monteverdi Choir in UK and during their European tours on recitals, concerts and opera productions in venues including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms), Harris Theater Chicago, Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, KKL Lucern. Recently she has also sung as a soloist with B’rock Orchestra in Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Ghent in production of “Cantus Firmus/Mea Culpa” by Jeanne Brabants and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and performed recitals in St. Petersburg and Basel with the repertoire of French and Italian baroque. Her other recent solo engagements include alto parts in Haydn’s “Missa in Angustiis”, Porpora’s “Salve Regina”, “Stabat Mater” of Brunetti, Pergolesi and Vivaldi, performed in Switzerland, France, and Italy and a part of Ariel in Purcell’s The Tempest in Collegium Nobilium Theater in Warsaw.
As a soloist and ensemble singer, she has worked with conductors including John Eliot Gardiner, Andrea Marcon, Riccardo Minasi, Ivor Bolton, Bart Naessens, Kristiina Poska, Carlos Federico Sepúlveda.
She pursued her vocal studies in prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis obtaining two diplomas of Master (2018) and Specialized Master of Arts (2019) in historical performance in the classes of Gerd Türk and Rosa Dominguez. Before, she got her Bachelor diploma in singing at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in class of prof. Jadwiga Rappé and another bachelor diploma in Culture Studies at the Warsaw University. She also developed her skills taking lessons from Margreet Honig, Valerie Guillorit and Anita Garanča and during masterclasses with: René Jacobs, Andrea Marcon and Raphaël Pichon.
Her repertoire extends from the music of the 16th century up to contemporary works, with a particular focus on a 17th and 18th century, Classical and early Romantic eras. Her special interest in combining elements of early music tradition with contemporary arts resulted in collaboration with an audio designer Clemens Fiechter and creating a sound installation “Das Rezitativ” shown in the contemporary art galleries in Vienna, London and Warsaw.
Before pursuing her career as a singer Margarita has worked as a dancer, festival manager and artistic director, journalist and lyricist.