Margaret Jane Wray

Margaret Jane Wray is an award winning American dramatic soprano known for her interpretations of the works of Richard Wagner.

Wray began her career as a member of the Metropolitan Opera's Young Artist program in the mid to late 1980s.. She made her debut with the company in 1987 as Annina in Verdi's La Traviata.[1] Wray was quickly identified as one of the most talented young artists in the field and success soon followed. In 1989, Wray was awarded the prestigious Richard Tucker Award. Wray went on to appear in lead roles with many of the world's leading opera companies including the Metropolitan OperaPittsburgh OperaCincinnati OperaSeattle OperaLa Scala, the Bavarian State Opera, the Berlin State OperaOpéra National de ParisLa MonnaieL’Opéra de la BastilleOper FrankfurtTeatro Regio (Turin)Théâtre du CapitoleTeatro Massimo BelliniOpéra de Nice, and Welsh National Opera among others.[2] Wray has also had a prolific career as a concert artist appearing with many of the world's finest conductors including Daniel BarenboimMariss JansonsSeiji OzawaKwun Chung and James Conlon.[3] She has also performed with many of the world's great orchestras including the New York PhilharmonicBoston Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony and National Symphony Orchestra among others.

For a second year in a row, Margaret will be serving on the St.Croix Valley Foundation Music Education Grant Panel, as well as adjudicating for the 2018 Metropolitan Opera Auditions in Minneapolis, MN and in Tulsa, OK.