The American mezzo-soprano, Margaret Mezzacappa, tudied at the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, In 2012, she was in her third year as a resident artist at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, where she has performed roles in many opera productions, including Verdi roles as Mistress Quickly in Falstaf" and Cuniza in Oberto, as well as Juno in George Frideric Handel’s Semele, La Zia Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Elizabeth Proctor in Robert Ward’s The Crucible..
In 2011, Margaret Mezzacappa won the Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, received first prize in the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, second prize in the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, third prize at the Loren L. Zachary Foundation Competition, and fourth prize in the Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition. She is a 2012 winner of the George London Award. In March 2012, she was named one of five winners of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2012 National Council Auditions. The winners were selected from nine finalists who performed arias with the Met Orchestra led by Andrew Davis. Host of the concert was bass-baritone Eric Owens, a 1996 winner who is now enjoying a major career. The Grand Finals Concert was recorded for broadcast at a later date on public radio stations across the USA.
Margaret Mezzacappa made her Carnegie Hall debut in Benjamin Britten’s Spring Symphony in May 2012 and in L.v. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Philadelphia Orchestra in June 2012. In July 2012, she sang the tormented gypsy Azucena in Verdi’s Il Trovatore with Opera New Jersey.