Margaret Mezzacappa

A graduate of Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa made her San Francisco Opera debut as Antonia's Mother in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. She received a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music and since 2008, the Ohio native has won numerous awards, including the George London Award, George London Foundation Vocal Competition; Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; Fourth Prize, Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition; Top Prize, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition; Second Prize, Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition; Second Prize, Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition; Third Prize, Loren L. Zachary Society Vocal Competition; Recipient, Sergio Franchi Award; Winner, Giargiari Bel Canto Competition; and Third Prize, Opera Index Competition. At Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, her roles have included Ulrica (Un Ballo in Maschera), Frugola (Il Tabarro), La Principessa (Suor Angelica), Cuniza (Oberto), and Mistress Quickly (Falstaff), among others. She returns to San Francisco Opera as a soloist in this fall’s Verdi Requiem.