Kate Lindsey

Mezzo-Soprano

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.

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Full 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 ChampsÉlysées, and the Bavarian State Opera.

Kate Lindsey once again shows her great diversity in the 2020-21 season with her role debut as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Mozartwoche in Salzburg and singing in Pergolesi’s Stabar Mater with the LA Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. At the Vienna State Opera Kate Lindsey takes up the role of Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and she can be experienced as the Nerone once again in the revival of the acclaimed Salzburg production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea.

Highlights of the 2019-20 season included performances of Ariadne auf Naxos and the world premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s commissioned composition Orlando, which was composed especially for her in the title role, at the Vienna State Opera. At the MET she starred as Nerone in Händel’s Agrippina, a production which finds its US premiere in New York, alongside Joyce DiDonato, which hailed great acclaim from the press and public.

A sought-after concert performer, Kate Lindsey stood on the greatest stages with highly renowned orchestras and conductors in the 19-20 season. She starred in the BBC Proms with performances of Korngold’s Tomorrow at the Royal Albert Hall with the John Wilson Orchestra before joining the Berliner Philharmoniker in performances of Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette under Daniel Harding as part of the renowned Musikfest Berlin.

In 2018-19 Kate Lindsey performed with The Cleveland Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France in Paris. At the Théâtre des ChampsÉlysées, she starred in a new production of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. Paris Opéra-Comique’s revival of their production of Miranda saw performances in Caen and Bordeaux. Ms. Lindsey then returned 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 engaged on a tour with concerts at the Hartt School of Music, the University of Richmond Modlin Center for the Arts, the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire (Wisconsin), at 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).

Highlights from former seasons include the title role of Miranda in a new production at Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique in Paris, Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival,  Nerone in the ravishing new production of Monteverdi’s L´incoronazione di Poppea under the baton of William Christie at the Salzburg Festival, 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 Thousands of Miles with works by Kurt Weill, Korngold and Zemlinsky was released in May 2017. Her second album Arianna, released in January 2020, features the Arcangelo orchestra conducted by Jonathan Cohen with Scarlatti, Händel and Haydn and made raving reviews all over the world.

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.

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Gramophone Awards 2020 – hosted by Kate Lindsey!

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Kate Lindsey: Outdoor Opera in Glyndebourne

Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey performs at the Outdoor Opera in Glyndebourne in August.
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Joyce DiDonato and Kate Lindsey share their experience of Handel's Agrippina at the Met