Scots honour an international soprano

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has awarded an honorary doctorate to the soprano Margaret Marshall, its graduate in years gone by.

Margaret made her operatic debut in Florence in 1978, in Gluck’s Orfeo under the conductor Riccardo Muti, going on to sing roles at London’s Royal Opera House, La Scala Milan, the Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival.

She has also been a prolific recitalist with a large recorded repertoire.

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  • Coincidentally I have just been listening to Gardiner’s Messiah, in which she shines. She is a lovely, deeply musical singer.

    • I could not agree more. With such a stellar career I wonder why the only national honour she has so far received is an OBE? Although I’m not in favour of an honours system, as long as it exists I find it strange that major artists from a roughly similar generation like Ann Murray and Margaret Price should have become ‘Dames’ some years ago.

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