American mezzo-soprano, Bridget Cappel, has been praised for her “beauty of tone and honesty of feeling” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer). Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Bridget has been proud to call Texas home for the past two years. Mrs. Cappel was recently named a winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at the district level in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This summer, Bridget will join Des Moines Metro Opera as a Apprentice artist, covering Paquette (Candide). This past Spring, Bridget performed the title role in La Tragedie de Carmen, as well as Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff with TCU opera. In the 2017/2018 season Bridget performed the roles of Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Toledo in the world premier of The Falling and the Rising in collaboration with the United States Army Field Band Soldiers’ Chorus by award winning music theater composer, Zach Redler. She also covered Maria (Maria de Buenos Aires), and sang the role of Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) as a Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artist with Fort Worth Opera in addition to singing several excerpts from new works in Fort Worth Opera’s new music festival, Frontiers. Previously, Bridget joined Charlottesville Opera in Charlottesville, Virginia as a Apprentice Artist. Mrs. Cappel’s other recent roles include Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Alfred in the piano/vocal premier of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Herschel Garfein, and Hattie and Gladys in the world premier of Even Mack’s Roscoe (2016) at Seagle Music Colony. Mrs. Cappel graduated with her Master’s in Music from Boston University where she performed the roles of Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Mrs. Bass (Emmeline), Mezzo-soprano (Hydrogen Jukebox), and Dorabella (Cosí fan tutte). Bridget received first place in the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Competition in 2015 and was a semi-finalist in the AIMS Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria. She received bachelors degrees in Voice Performance and Film, Video, and Media Studies from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.