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Kate Lindsey

Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey is one of the most promising voices of her generation and appears regularly in the world’s most prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, in Aix-en-Provence, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Bavarian State Opera.

Biography:

Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey is one of the most promising voices of her generation and appears regularly in the world’s most prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, in Aix-en-Provence, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Bavarian State Opera.

In 2018-19 Kate Lindsey performs in a number of concert performances, including Gounod’s Sapho with Washington Concert Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos with The Cleveland Orchestra, and La Damnation de Faust with the Orchestre National de France in Paris. At the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, she will perform Der Komponist in a new production of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. She will also appear with Paris Opéra-Comique’s revival of their production of Miranda with performances in Caen and Bordeaux in the spring of 2019. Ms. Lindsey then returns to the Glyndebourne Festival as Prince Charming in Cendrillon.

Featuring the program from her album Thousands of Miles, which was released in May 2017 by alpha records, Kate Lindsey and pianist Baptiste Trotignon engage on a tour with concerts at the Hartt School of Music, University of Richmond Modlin Center for the Arts, the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire (Wisconsin), Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, the University of Maryland Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and Spivey Hall of Clayton State University in Georgia, as well as in Bremen (Germany) und Cognac (France).

At Austria’s Schloss Grafenegg, Ms. Lindsey sings in the annual Christmas concerts in December 2018, featuring excerpts Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, amongst others.

Ms. Lindsey began her 2017/18 season singing the title role of Miranda in a new production at Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique in Paris. She then performed Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and finished her season as Nerone in the ravishing new production of Monteverdi’s L´incoronazione di Poppea under the baton of William Christie at the Salzburg Festival.

Highlights from former seasons include Sister Helen in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking at the Washington National Opera, Muse/Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Vienna State Opera. On the concert stage, Kate Lindsey performed with the Orchestre de Paris 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 in 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, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Met Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Cercle de l’Harmonie in Europe, and at the Tanglewood and 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 has been featured in the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, 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 was 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.