Margaret (Peg) Lisi
Mezzo-soprano, San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Mezzo-soprano Margaret (Peg) Lisi has enjoyed ten seasons of singing with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. She appeared as a soloist with local and regional opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States for over a decade in more than thirty roles before returning to the Bay Area to obtain her Doctorate in Audiology. She has portrayed leading ladies ranging from Rossini’s L'Italiana in Algeri and La Cenerentola to Carmen, Dido, La Périchole and Dorabella (Così fan tutte), but dearest to her heart have been the trouser roles of Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Handel’s Xerxes, Nicklausse (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Hansel, and Siebel (Faust). Ms. Lisi is a graduate of Florida Grand Opera’s Apprentice Program where she earned the Gilbert Young Artist Award. She returned to the company the following season to portray Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette. She was an apprentice with Portland Opera and Chautauqua Opera, and was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Counsel Auditions and first place recipient of the East Bay Opera League Award.