“A brilliant singer, a fine actress whose role hovers between tragedy and comedy, Lindsey elevates the entire production.”
“Here’s an opera-singer-goes-off-piste CD that’s unusually rewarding. Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey and jazz pianist Baptiste Trotignan form a fruitful partnership”
“A new star couple has emerged at LA Opera… The hot couple Saturday night was Grigolo and mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey. Lindsey proved a flesh-and-blood guardian angel whose eloquence of expression elevated all around her and, thankfully, when elevation was needed the most. She also could be very funny, and again thankfully, only when needed.”
“Kate Lindsey is an outstanding Nicklausse, never better than when sending up Olympia with some clockwork trills of her own.”
In the 2019/2020 season mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey appears at the Vienna State Opera in the title role of Orlando by Olga Neuwirth in its world premiere, at The Metropolitan Opera as Nerone in Händel’s Agrippina, followed by her debut as Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at LA Opera, and returns to the Vienna State Opera as the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos. She stars in the BBC Proms with performances of Korngold’s Tomorrow at the Royal Albert Hall with the John Wilson Orchestra and then appears with the Berliner Philharmoniker in performances of Roméo et Juliette by Berlioz under Daniel Harding as part of the Musikfest Berlin.
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, Ms. 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.
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.