Hailed by Fanfare Magazine as “simply gorgeous...with a fully loaded palette of tone color,” soprano LINDSAY KESSELMAN is becoming increasingly known for her soulful singing, broad versatility, and stellar musicianship. Kesselman is a passionate advocate for contemporary music - actively commissioning and collaborating with a diverse array of composers to create groundbreaking and dramatically inspired works for the voice.
During the 2015/16 season, Kesselman makes her Dutch National Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic debuts in a leading role of a world premiere opera, Louis Andriessen’s Theatre of the World. Previously, she sang with the Philip Glass Ensemble on an international tour of Einstein on the Beach. The production won the Laurence Olivier award for Best New Opera Production in 2013.
Kesselman is the resident soprano of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. In that capacity over the last four seasons she has performed music by Joseph Schwantner, Louis Andriessen, Amy Beth Kirsten, Chris Cerrone, Dan Visconti, David Stock, Mathew Rosenblum, and was featured in a staged production of Kieren MacMillan’s Drunken Moon and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.
Kesselman holds degrees in voice performance from Rice University and Michigan State University. She currently lives in Winston Salem, NC with her husband, conductor Christopher James Lees, and son Rowan. More information can be found at lindsaykesselman.com.