Known for her powerful voice and galvanizing performances, mezzo-soprano Margaret Gawrysiak’s engagements this season include the Old Lady in Candide with The Knights at Tanglewood and Ravinia, Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro for her return to Opera Colorado, and Emma Jones in Street Scene with Virginia Opera. Next season includes a
debut with Dallas Opera as Berta in The Barber of Seville
and a return to Seattle Opera as Madame Larina in Eugene
Onegin. The 2017-2018 season saw a return to Seattle Opera
as Berta in The Barber of Seville, and appearances with the
Seattle Symphony for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and
New York City Ballet for Stravinsky’s Les noces.

On the concert stage, she has appeared with the Boston
Symphony Orchestra (Lorin Maazel conducting), American
Symphony Orchestra, and others. She is a graduate of the
young artists programs of the Seattle Opera, Merola, and
Glimmerglass Festival, and received degrees from Eastman
School of Music and Wester Illinois University.