Bridget Cappel
(She/Her) American mezzo-soprano, Bridget Cappel, has been praised for her “beauty of tone and honesty of feeling” with “a real mezzo-soprano voice that is very flexible" and "a wicked sense of humor." Bridget recently made a splash with her dazzling role debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Shreveport Opera this season under the baton of Joe Illick and directed by renowned Rosina herself, Megan Marino.
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Bridget Cappel

American mezzo-soprano, Bridget Cappel, is quickly gaining acclaim in the world of opera with her inviting presence, fierce coloratura, and warm, compelling mezzo. She has been praised for her “beauty of tone and honesty of feeling” with “a real mezzo-soprano voice that is very flexible” and “a wicked sense of humor.”

Bridget is overjoyed to be making a much-anticipated role debut as Rosina in Shreveport Opera’s Il barbiere di Siviglia this fall. She will join the company as a Shreveport Opera Express Resident Artist for the 2022/2023 season and will also sing the role of Flora in La Traviata in the spring of 2023. Bridget will also perform works from the operatic and musical theater canon in outreach and concert settings throughout the state of Louisiana.

Bridget returned to Opera Mississippi and The Natchez Festival of Music this April as a soloist in the aria concert spectacular “The Magic of Opera” featuring opera’s greatest moments mixed with magic, dance, aerial silks, contortion, and more!

This season, Bridget created the role of the wise Toypurina in Fort Worth Opera’s world premiere of Hector Armienta’s Zorro. She made her company and professional recording debut with the Dallas Bach Society as La Poesie in the rarely performed Carpentier opera Les Arts Florissants. Bridget was also selected to compete as a semi-finalist in the Palm Springs Opera Competition and the Mary Jacobs Singer of the Year Competition.

Bridget returned to the stage in the summer of 2021 in a multi-concert series with Opera Mississippi, The Natchez Festival of Music, and Festival South’s A Night at the Opera as a featured soloist. Spanning the repertoire of opera’s greatest hits, Bridget performed selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rigoletto, Showboat, and more.

In 2020, Bridget was cast to perform the roles of Toypurina in Fort Worth Opera’s world premiere “Noches de Ópera” production of Zorro by Héctor Armienta and Siébel in Opera NEO’s summer festival production of Faust—both postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Bridget is a winner of Opera Mississippi’s John Alexander National Vocal Competition, a regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2019, and a first place winner of the Kalamazoo Bach Society Young Artist competition.

In the 2019/2020 season with Kentucky Opera, Bridget made her company debut as Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen, in addition to covering the title role as a Sandford Studio Artist. As an apprentice artist at Des Moines Metro Opera, Bridget covered Paquette (Candide) and sang in apprentice scenes as Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Mercédès (Carmen), and Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte). That spring, Bridget performed the title role in La Tragedie de Carmen, as well as Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff with the TCU opera studio under the direction of David Gately. 

In the 2017/2018 season Bridget performed the roles of Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Toledo in the world premiere 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 performed 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 Frontiers Festival.

Previously, Bridget joined Charlottesville Opera in Charlottesville, Virginia as an Apprentice Artist. Other role highlights include Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Alfred in the piano/vocal premiere of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Herschel Garfein, and Hattie/Gladys in the world premiere of Even Mack’s Roscoe (2016) at Seagle Music Colony,

Bridget 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 her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance under mezzo-soprano Penelope Bitzas and Bachelor of Arts in Film, Video, and Media Studies from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Bridget is a regular lead soloist and performing producer in the Rock/Opera quartet, The Tapestry, and their high school/college outreach branch, Tapestry: Connect with baritone, Corey Crider, and Nashville guitarist and singer/songwriter Ben Miller. With The Tapestry, Bridget performs covers and mashups of Carmen with Michael Jackson, Wagner and Van Halen, and selections from Pink Floyd, Tosca, Phil Collins, the Mozart Requiem, Les Miserables, a ballad style “Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix”, and her signature solo cover of “Alone” by Heart.

Bridget is based in Dallas, TX with her husband, Baritone Erik Earl Larson, their cat, Stallone, and their French Bulldog, Carmela. In addition to singing, Mrs. Cappel works as a videographer and photographer and voice technician. She enjoys dressmaking, hot yoga, heels dance, reading, comedy, podcasts, and is an avid film buff.

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