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Kate Lindsey

Rising star mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey has already appeared in many of the world’s prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Biography:

Rising star mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey has already appeared in many of the world’s prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Ms. Lindsey starts the 17/18 season singing Miranda in a new production at Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique in Paris. Following that, she performs Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) as part of Glyndebourne Opera Festival and closes her season as Nerone in L´incoronazione di Poppea under the baton of William Christie at the Salzburg Festival. Promoting her first solo album “Thousands of Miles” that was released in May, she sings concerts in Cognac and at the Théâtre de Valence. Touring with the Ensemble Arts Florissants, Kate Lindsey is part of concert performances of Ariodante in Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and Pamplona.

Last season, Kate Lindsey performed her title debut as Sister Helen in Jake Heggie’s Opera Dead Man Walking at the Washington National Opera. Further she starred as Muse/Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at the LA Opera and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. She returned to the Vienna State Opera performing Cherubino in Mozart´s Le nozze di Figaro. On the concert stage, Kate Lindsey performed with the Orchestre de Paris and under the baton of Thomas Hengelbrock in Paris, Palma de Mallorca, Vienna, Prague and Dresden. Further engagements included Lazuli in Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’étoile at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Leonora (La Favorite) at Washington Concert Opera, Dorabella in Così fan tutte at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and concert performances of Purcell´s Dido and Aeneas with Balthasar Neumann Ensemble under the baton of Thomas Hengelbrock at Hamburg´s Laeiszhalle and the Rheingau Musik Festival.

As an accomplished concert singer, Ms. Lindsey sang the premiere performances of a new commission by John Harbison with James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared with the Royal Concertgebouw Orkest, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Met Chamber Orchestra (in Carnegie Hall), Cercle de l’Harmonie in Europe, and at the Tanglewood but mostly Mozart festivals. She has worked with many of the world’s most distinguished conductors including Harry Bicket, James Conlon, Emmanuelle Haim, Vladimir Jurowski, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, David Robertson, Jérémie Rhorer and Franz Welser-Möst. In recital, she has been presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rockefeller University in New York City. Ms. Lindsey also starred in the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of Les Contes d’Hoffmann. She was also featured in its broadcasts of La Clemenza di Tito and Die Zauberflöte (which was subsequently released on DVD). Her CD Follow Poet (of songs by Mohammed Farouz) was released by Deutsche Grammophon. Kate Lindsey is recording exclusively for Outhere Music France. Her first solo album will be released in 2017.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Ms. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Music Degree with Distinction from Indiana University and is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Her many awards include a prestigious 2011 grant from the Festival Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot,  the 2007 Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the 2007 George London Award in memory of Lloyd Rigler, the 2007 Lincoln Center Martin E. Segal Award, and a 2006 Sullivan Foundation Grant.