Margaret Baker-Genovesi began her career in her native Australia, making her operatic debut at the age of 20 as Violetta in La Traviata for the Queensland Opera Company. After winning scholarships in Italy to the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, and the Chigi Academy in Siena, she continued her studies in Germany, eventually settling in Rome, where she made her European debut as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Her subsequent engagements in opera, oratorio, and recital have taken her to the major theatres of Europe, Asia, and Australia, and include guest performances for some of Europe’s most important Festivals: Vienna, Salzburg, Moscow, Spoleto and Brno. She has sung and recorded with distinguished conductors such as Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Peter Maag, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Sir David Willcocks. She is internationally recognized as a leading voice consultant and teacher; her students are currently acclaimed in the foremost opera houses of Europe.
Margaret Baker-Genovesi has lectured and conducted master classes at tertiary institutions in Europe, Asia, and Australia, and has been a regular member of the juries of some of Europe’s most prestigious singing competitions. Since her return to Australia in 2007 she has lectured regularly at the Queensland Conservatorium/Griffith University on aspects of the singer’s repertoire from opera to Lieder, and has adjudicated many national voice competitions - among the most important the Acclaim Awards Italian Scholarships, the Mietta Song Recital Award, the Opera Foundation Australia's Awards and Scholarships, and the McDonald’s Operatic Aria (2009, 2011, and 2014).