“…a singing actress.”
“Her performance was like listening to a fine actress from the Comedie Francais exploiting her plosive “p’s,” rolling “r’s” with venom, and making fine fretwork of her fricatives. Her intonation was secure, her coloratura agile and expressive. Her performance had something of the pleasure of seeing the varnish of centuries removed from a painting hither-to perceived as dull, which instead turns out to have bright colors and a breathing presence.”
Phillip Larrimore, Charlotte Viewpoint - Review of Margaret as soprano soloist in L’Académie du Roi Soleil’s concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte (NC)
"Margaret Carpenter Haigh delivered the soprano line deftly and amusingly, and it cannot have been easy, given the stream of high Es in the final section, to say nothing of the frequent shifts from speaking to singing."
Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald - Review of Del Tredici's An Alice Symphony with the Portland Symphony Orchestra
"the orchestra, under music director Robert Moody, did an excellent job with a difficult score, aided by soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh, who is able to sing sweetly, bark like a yapping dog through a megaphone, or read nonsense verses with equal aplomb."
Christopher Hyde, Maine Classical Beat - Review of Del Tredici's An Alice Symphony with the Portland Symphony Orchestra
"Soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh delivered these verses with expressive power, exquisite diction, and a clear, flexible voice that filled Covenant's large nave."
Nicholas Jones, Cleveland Classical - Review of L'Académie du Roi Soleil performing Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres in Cleveland, OH
"Margaret’s delivery is dramatic and her use of dynamics is astounding – so much of the time I did not feel like she was being accompanied by the instrumentalists but rather used her voice in the manner of a fine chamber musician..."
Walter Bitner, Off the Podium - Review of L'Académie du Roi Soleil's headline performance at the Nashville Early Music Festival
“…Carpenter’s strong and beautiful voice. She’s powerful … fluid but extremely precise.”
“…the ‘Air Dieu des mers’ … a vocal line which Carpenter executed to perfection.”
“…fiery, wild, and dangerous.”
Richard Parsons, Classical Voice North Carolina - Review of Margaret as soprano soloist in L’Académie du Roi Soleil’s concert at The Music House, Greenville (NC)
"Haigh's clear, bright tone sailed out over the orchestra."
Daniel Hathaway, Cleveland Classical - Review of Handel Ode for St. Cecilia's Day with Trinity Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland, OH