Mezzacappa Wins Metropolitan Opera Auditions

Mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa was named one of five winners at this year’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals in New York. Her audition included selections from Gounod’s “Sappho” and Handel’s “Semele.” The New York Times has the story.

Mezzacappa made her Kennedy Center debut in Pro Musica Hebraica’s Spring 2010 concert, An Evening of French Jewish Music. The Washington Post lauded her “sympathetic attention to the poetry” in her performance of rare classics and newly discovered masterpieces.