Who She is.
Mezzo-Soprano Maga-Sophia Gartner has been praised as a Mezzo of real note with a weighty, velvety middle voice and piercing top. She is of German origin, based in New York City as well as in Austria.
Gartner has sung with companies throughout the United States such as Opera Carolina, Seattle Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Odyssey Opera Boston, as well as Kentucky Opera and others.
She was contracted to cover Isabel Leonard as Rosina with Cincinnati Opera in June 2020 which got canceled due to COVID-19.
Her repertoire is that of a lyric mezzo-soprano containing Strauss, Mozart, Gounod, Ravel, Debussy, Bellini and Rossini as well as Donizetti.
She started as a pianist and has a Masters degree in it – but something was always missing. Playing for singers she always wanted to be the one singing and so in the last phases of her Master studies in piano at the Mozarteum, Salzburg, she began to sing.
Her singing path led her via London to New York where she studied voice at Mannes School of Music – but mostly with private teachers in New York City. Shortly after, she performed with various local companies which led to engagements with bigger houses such as Opera Carolina or Opera Seattle.
Sound for her is Life – Voice and expression of Self which she is passionate to holistically explore. Becoming a singer changed her entire a life. She is therefore passionate about sharing and teaching her experience and approach to Singing.
Her book ‘Remembering the Song of your Soul’, being published in the end of 2020, has inspired her to create courses and workshops in the filed of holistic singing which have positively influenced many singers’ life and voice.