Mezzo soprano, Magda-Sophia Gartner,
praised for "her weighty, velvety middle voice and her piercing top" (New York Classical Review), made her New York City Opera debut in March 2017 as La terza Elfe in Respighi's La Campana sommersa at Jazz at Lincoln Center. After this very successful production of New York City Opera, she appeared as L'Aurora (The Dawn) in Los Elementos at Harlem Stage, as well with New York City Opera.
In October 2017, Magda-Sophia sang the demanding Bel Canto role of Aurelio in Donizetti's 'L’Assedio di Calais', (the Siege of Calais) with Odyssey Opera Boston. Hailed by The Boston Globe for “a voice that could brush the ground and kiss the stratosphere”, the paper called her “the true heart of the opera” and praised her for her convincing “vocalism and acting alike”.
The Donizetti Society wrote:
“The real standout of the cast was Magda Gartner as Aurelio, the pants role at the heart of the story. She is a mezzo soprano of real note, handling the beautiful legato of her entrance cavatina and the intricate coloratura of its cabaletta.”
In April and May 2018, Magda made her debut with Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, followed by her Debut with Seattle Opera in June 2018, as Orfeo in the newly adapted production of Gluck's Orfeo and Euridice.