Margaret FieldVocal Tutor
Margaret Field was born in Melbourne and is a graduate of Melbourne University. She began her career in Australia as a principal soprano with Victoria State Opera and was a regular broadcaster for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Margaret has given over 80 recitals for BBC Radio3. She has appeared as a soloist at several major music festivals, and has sung with many of Britain's foremost orchestras, including the RPO, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, CBSO, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Amongst her highly acclaimed performances are Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs with the Turku Philharmonic in Finland, conducted by Frank Shipway; a UK tour with the Polish State Philharmonic singing Gorecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (Symphony No.3) at the composer's express invitation; and a tour of Israel (also singing Gorecki's work) with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. She has given oratorio performances in Switzerland and Norway, and performed Mahler's Fourth Symphony with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Hubert Soudant in Melbourne and Canberra. Margaret’s operatic roles include Susanna in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Alice Ford in Verdi's Falstaff and Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme with English National Opera at the London Coliseum. She was cast in a principal role in the BBC Artium release of Delius's opera Margot la Rouge and has sung various principal roles in productions at the Barber Institute, Birmingham.
Margaret Field enjoys an excellent reputation as teacher. A member of the Conservatoire’s Vocal & Operatic staff since 1985, she was Visiting Teacher of Singing at Sheffield University from 1973-1994.
- 1995: British Song (Redcliffe Recordings)
- 1995: A Garland of Roses, CD of rose songs (Walsingham Classics ‘Voice of Australia’ label)
- Borodin: Prince Igor Suite, soloist with RPO (Cala Records) Cabaret Songs of the Jazz Era (ABC)
- 2007: demonstration lecture at the AOTOS (Association of Teachers of Singing) annual conference
- 1999-2005: annual masterclasses, Austrian-American Mozart Academy (now the Franco American Vocal Academy), Salzburg (organised by Austin University, Texas)
- Margaret regularly gives masterclasses and workshops in solo singing and in singing technique for choirs and choral societies, working with organisations such as
> National Youth Choir
> International Choral Summer School
> North Wales Summer School for Solo Singers
> Association of British Choral Directors