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.
Upcoming / current highlights: Living Creature in Schafer's Apocalypsis for Luminato, a tour with Theatre for Social Change, backup for Polaris-winning Tanya Tagaq, an evening with the Toronto Concert Orchestra at Casa Loma, oratorios in Owen Sound, St. Catharine's, Ottawa and Toronto, a multidisciplinary installation in Waterloo, 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, the Mother Courage Collective in Stratford, and is a grateful member of the studio of Tom Schilling.