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Meghan Lindsay

Meghan Lindsay

Hailed by critics as a singer with "lovely stage presence," a "silvery tone," and "brilliantly sparkling instrument," Canadian soprano Meghan Lindsay continues to excel across many genres. Meghan began the 2014/15 season with an acclaimed performance of the title role in Handel's Alcina, with Opera Atelier. She continues the season as Amour in the company's spring production of the Berlioz adaption of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. In spring 2014, Meghan made a return to the Royal Opera of the Palace of Versailles to sing Venus and Nymphe Guerriere in Lully's Persée. She made her company debut with the Grammy-nominated early music company, Ars Lyrica, in a recording and 'modern world' premiere of Scarlatti's La Sposa dei Cantici, as well as a program of Bach cantatas. Equally at home in Romantic repertoire, Meghan recently performed the role of Agathe in Opera Atelier's Der Freischütz, the title role in Luisa Miller with Opera Nova Scotia, and Mimi in La bohème with The Northern Lights Festival. Other recent credits include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Sidonie/Nymphe des Eaux in Lully's Armide in Toronto, Royal Opera of the Palace of Versailles and the Glimmerglass Festival. In 2015/16, Meghan will make a role debut as Giunia in Mozart's Lucio Silla and will reprise her role in Armide at The Royal Opera of the Palace of Versailles.

In 2010/11, Meghan was a young artist with Opera Studio Nederland where she made her international debut as Euredice in Pierre Audi's production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and her Concertgebouw debut performing excerpts from Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro. She performed the role of Fiordiligi in Opera Studio Nederland's production of Cosi fan Tutte and Contessa in Opera on the Avalon's Le Nozze di Figaro. She also performed the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon, the premiere opera at Toronto's Koerner Hall with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Other highlights include performing Richard Danielpour's Sonnets to Orpheus under the baton of Paul Nadler at Joan Dornemann's inaugural music festival, Viva Virginia.

As an accomplished concert artist, Meghan has been featured on CTV television and CBC radio broadcast. Meghan performed at Carnegie Hall as a member of the The Song Continues workshop with the Weil Institute. She has toured China representing the Royal Conservatory of Music in a program that was broadcast nationwide on Chinese television and radio and has presented concerts in venues internationally, including Barrie's Colours of Music and the Creemore Music Festival and was a performer in Holland's Uitmarkt. In 2008, Meghan organized and presented Opera for Oprea, a charity gala that raised nearly $14 000 for cancer drug research for the Robert and Maggie Bras Drug Cancer Development Program. Meghan is the winner of the Brian Law Competition and was a semi-finalist in the Queen Elisabeth Competition. She is an alumni of the Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist Program; The Toronto Summer Music Festival; the International Vocal Arts Institute; the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program; Opera Studio Nederland; and of The Royal Conservatory of Music's Glenn Gould School, where she completed her Bachelor of Music and participated in the Artist Diploma Program.

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