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Bárdos, Margaret


Hungarian-born mezzo Margaret Bárdos is based in Southern Ontario and loves touring. At home with classical as well as new, experimental music, she seeks out creative challenges and cherishes working with good hearted people. With a voice described by Opera Canada as "mellow, fruity, that caresses the ears", recent highlights have featured interdisciplinary collaborative projects that make use of her varied training: from Butoh dance and physical theatre to extended vocal technique and improvisation. At home in both classical and new works, her schedule features appearances with traditional ensembles as well as devised theatre processes, including La Badessa in Puccini's Suor Angelica, the title role in Massenet's Chérubin, the alto solos in the world premiere of works by Ruth Watson-Henderson with the Amadeus Choir, as well as singing backup for Polaris Prize-winning Tanya Tagaq. Upcoming and current projects include the role of a Living Creature in Schafer's Apocalypsis for the Luminato Festival, a collaboration with Theatre for Social change, the alto solo in Mendelssohn's Elijah and site-specific explorations throughout Ontario with various artist collectives. She continues an association with MT Space Theater and Inter Arts Matrix in Kitchener-Waterloo, the Institute for the Music and the Mind at McMaster University in Hamilton, Studio 219 and the Mother Courage Collective in Stratford, and is a member of the studio of Tom Schilling. margaretbardos.ca

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