Margot Oitzinger

Margot Oitzinger (Mezzo-soprano)
Born: Graz, Austria
The Austrian mezzo-soprano, Margot Oitzinger, started her musical education at the Johann-Joseph-Fux Conservatory in Graz on the flute. Upon leaving school, she studied singing at the University of Art in Graz with Annemarie Zeller, Rosemarie Schmied and Tom Sol. During her time in Graz she spent six months in Lugano, Switzerland, studying with Luisa Castellani. She graduated with honours in Graz. She also participated in several Renaissance and Baroque courses with Jill Feldman, Emma Kirkby and Wolf-Matthias Friedrich. She is winner of the second prize of the international Baroque singing competition in Chimay (Belgium) 2006.

Margot Oitzinger is member of the vocal ensembles ensemble contralti and a piú voci, specialising in renaissance and baroque music. As a soloist she worked with ensembles such as the Concerto Copenhagen, Wiener Akademie, Bach Consort, Capella Savaria, Concerto Tivoli and Capella Leopoldina.

Her concert repertoire includes the alto roles in numerous oratorios and cantatas mostly from the Baroque periode and also Contemporary Music. As far as opera is concerned, Margot Oitzinger sang the role of Bastien in W.A. Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne; Tangia in Gluck’s Le Cinesi; Apollo in Johann Joseph FuxDafne in Lauro. The role of Lisetta in Haydn’s Il mondo della Luna she sang at the Kammeroper Graz and she performed the role of Matilda in George Frideric Handel’s Ottone at the Donaufestwochen in Upper Austria. She also gave many Lieder and chanson concerts.

Her opera and concert engagements included appearences at international festivals such as the Händelfestival in Halle, the Styriarte, Psalm, Steirischer Herbst or the Jeunesse. Her performing schedule has taken her so far besides Austria to Germany, Italy Switzerland, Bulgaria, South Africa, Singapore and the Phillipines.