In the 2011/12 season, rising star mezzo-soprano KATE LINDSEY returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel and Siebel in Faust and makes her debuts at both the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and San Francisco Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. She also appears in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic (at the Hollywood Bowl), the NDR Symphony, and the Prague Philharmonia, and will be presented in recital by Smith College.
Lindsey has already appeared in many of the world’s prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Lille Opera, and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Her growing repertoire includes Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Nicklausse in Les contes d’Hoffmann, and Idamante in Idomeneo. She also created the title role in the premiere of Daron Hagen’s Amelia at the Seattle Opera.
An accomplished concert singer, 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, the Cleveland Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Met Chamber Orchestra (in Carnegie Hall), and at the Tanglewood and Mostly Mozart festivals, and has worked with many of the world’s most distinguished conductors, including Emmanuelle Haïm, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, David Robertson, and Franz Welser-Möst. In recital, she has been presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rockefeller University in New York City.
Lindsey recently starred in the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of its new production of Les contes d’Hoffmann. She was also featured in its broadcast of The Magic Flute, which was subsequently released on DVD.
A native of Richmond, Virginia, 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.