This season, mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey makes her role and house debut as Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking at the Washington National Opera and returns to both the Royal Opera House and the Los Angeles Opera as Nicklauss/Muse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, the Vienna State Opera as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and the Glyndebourne Opera Festival as Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito. She also appears in concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris.
Ms. Lindsey has already appeared in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Royal Opera House, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Netherlands Opera, and the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, the Aix-en-Provence , adn Salzburg festivals. Her repertoire includes Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Idamante in Idomeneo, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, Lazuli in L’Etoile, Romeo in Capuleti ed I Montecchi , Hansel in Hansel und Gretel, Kompanist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Nicklausse/The Muse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Leonor in La favorite, and Dido in Dido and Aeneas. She also created the title role in the premiere of Daron Hagen’s Amelia at the Seattle Opera.
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 New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Met Chamber Orchestra (in Carnegie Hall), Cercle de l’Harmonie and Balthasar-Neuman Ensemble in Europe, and at the Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart and Edinburgh festivals. She has worked with many of the world’s most distinguished conductors including Harry Bicket, James Conlon, Emmanuelle Haim, Thomas Henglebrock, Vladimir Jurowski, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, David Robertson, Jeremie Rohrer, 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 starred in the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of its new production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann. She was also featured in its broadcasts of La Clemenza di Tito and The Magic Flute (which was subsequently released on DVD).
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.