Kate Lindsey, Mezzo-Soprano
Last season, rising star mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Nicklausse in the new production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann and made her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. She also created the title role in the world premiere of Amelia at the Seattle Opera. During the past summer, she returned to the Santa Fe Opera for Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Albert Herring, and this season she returns to both the Metropolitan Opera for Les Contes d’Hoffmann and the Seattle Opera as Rosina in Il Barbiere si Siviglia, makes her debut at the Los Angeles Opera as Zaida in Il Turco in Italia , and appears at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées as Idamante in Idomeneo.
A recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she made her debut there as Javotte in Manon, and has since appeared as Cherubino, the Kitchen Boy in Rusalka, Wellgunde in The Ring Cycle, Second Lady in The Magic Flute (which was broadcast in HD in movie theaters around the world), Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette, the Madrigal Singer in Manon Lescaut, Tebaldo in Don Carlos, and Siebel in Faust. Other recent engagements have included her debuts with the Santa Fe Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, the Lille Opera as Cherubino in performances conducted by Emmanuelle Haim, the New York Philharmonic in a concert performance of L’Enfant et les Sortilege, conducted by Lorin Maazel, the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a new commission by John Harbison conducted by James Levine, the Tanglewood Festival in a concert performance of Les Troyens with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival in the festival’s closing concerts, and the Cleveland Orchestra in performances of Haydn’s Harmoniemesse conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. She also appeared as Cherubino at the Boston Lyric Opera; Stéphano, Rosina, and Mercedes in Carmen at the Opera Theater of Saint Louis (where she was a Gerdine Young Artist); and Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Wolf Trap Opera. In concert she has appeared in Zankel Hall with James Levine and the Met Chamber Orchestra and in recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Ms. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Music Degree with Distinction from Indiana University. Her many awards include 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.