Maggie Clennon Reberg starred in the 2014-15 National and Southeast Asia Tours of Sister Act as Mother Superior.
The American mezzo-soprano's signature roles include both the title role and the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, and The Witch in Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Reberg created the role of Annette in the Tom Jones/Nancy Ford musical The Game of Love, an operetta based upon the works of Jacques Offenbach, and can be heard on the original cast recording. Ms. Reberg also created the role of Lady Russell in the world premiere of Persuasion, an opera based upon the Jane Austen novel.
Notable performances include a critically lauded portrayal of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Actors Theatre Company, the title role in Sinfonietta Bel Canto's Dido and Aeneas, Dupage Opera Theatre’s productions of Otello and The Beggar’s Opera, and as Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum. Ms. Reberg is a Chicago audience favourite at Light Opera Works, appearing as Olga Kromov in The Merry Widow, Lady Margaret Vale in Darling of the Day, Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music, Mrs. Winthrop in The Secret Garden, Hebe in HMS Pinafore, Mrs Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady, Sister in Damn Yankees and Maria in Man of La Mancha.
A frequent recitalist and concert soloist , Ms. Reberg has performed a wide variety of oratorio and choral works. Highlights include Bernstein’s Missa Brevis, Symphony No 1 'Jeremiah', and Chichester Psalms; John Rutter’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Bloch’s Sacred Service as well as the acclaimed review We Hate Music, But We Like to Sing, her own arrangement of works by Leonard Bernstein. Ms. Reberg has also created a review combining the works of two favourite composers , A Little Bitta Blitzstein and a Whole ‘Lotte’ Weill”, as well as the Recital Series entitled Songs On Stage (I and II)
Ms. Reberg’s performing career also extends into the realm of classical theatre, where recent roles include Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Oenone in Phedra at New World Repertory Theatre; in the roles of Bella Manningham and Elizabeth in Angel Street, and Underneath The Lintel at First Folio Theatre. Ms. Reberg also recently developed the role of Lucifer in a staged reading of the Faustian drama, Descent.
Recent appearances include The Circus Princess at Chicago Folks Operetta, The Lives and Loves of Shakespeare’s Women at Bowen Park Opera, a role debut as Dido in Sinfonietta Bel Canto’s Dido and Aeneas, Second Lady in Verismo Opera Theatre’s The Magic Flute, and as Kate Pinkerton in New Philharmonic Orchestra’s Madama Butterfly.
Ms. Reberg made her debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago, in Sir David McVicar’s highly anticipated production of Elektra and will return to LOC for the next four seasons culminating in the 2020 Ring Cycle.