Magdalyn E. Boga
With a range of nearly three octaves and a lyrical voice capable of unusual power, Magdalyn E. Boga has unique access to a wealth of vocal literature. She studied voice with renowned Bulgarian baritone/bass Guenko Guechev and Chinese mezzo-soprano Xiu-Ru Liu, and benefitted from coachings by the legendary Claudia Pinza.
Her full operatic roles have included Barbarina in Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”, and Zerlina in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, and she has performed and studied folk song, art song, and a variety of works from the operatic repertoire. In addition to her extensive list of ensemble and solo recital repertoire, she has also delivered solo, duo and quartet performances of operatic and concert repertoire with choirs and orchestras, has performed Baroque duet repertoire with her brother, New York-based trumpeter Joseph Boga, and has performed in two "What Makes It Great?" presentations with Robert Kapilow. She has performed in a wide variety of languages, including English, Italian, French, Latin, Czech, Russian, Hebrew and Spanish, and has performed in the northeastern U.S. and in China.
Magdalyn is currently beginning her seventh year as a member of the History Department faculty at The University of Scranton, where she teaches American History, and is also a member of the professional staff in Performance Music at Scranton, where she serves as an assistant director. In addition, she is soprano soloist at First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA, (John Vaida, Music Director) and an active recitalist and chamber musician, performing on cello with a variety of regional string quartets and ensembles and on french horn with area brass quintets.
Maggie received her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University, where she studied English, Vocal Performance, and History, and her Masters degree in History from The University of Scranton. She has in the past taught high school and middle school music and private studio lessons, and in addition to singing also performs professionally on cello and french horn.