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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.

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  • 26.11.2018 - Kate Lindsey triumphs in U.S. debut of Gounod’s “Sapho” at Washington Concert Opera

  • Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey delivered another triumphant performance with WCO in the title role of this unjustly neglected opera. The Richmond native responded beautifully to the vocal demands of the character, created for and premiered by Pauline Viardot, whose participation  gave Gounod the break needed to bring his first opera to the stage. In the gorgeous slow part of her competition aria in Act I (“Héro sur la tour solitaire”), Lindsey purred in sumptuous legato phrasing shadowed by harp and flute.

    Lindsey had a few opportunities for her remarkable vocal agility to shine, but more notably she achieved a quiet musical dignity, with warm fluidity and power throughout the range. In the staggering conclusion of Act III, she radiated angelic beatitude when she responds to Phaon’s curses with benevolent forgiveness (“Sois béni”). Her top notes—and the role calls for quite a few of them—rang out with amplitude and clarity, making her final aria (“Ô ma lyre immortelle”) a dramatic tour-de-force.

    The Classical Review

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