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Kate Lindsey

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Kate Lindsey in action.
Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in L’Étoile © ROH 2016. Photograph by Bill Cooper

American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey made her Royal Opera debut in 2012 as Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and has since returned to sing Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Lazuli (L’Étoile) and Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann).

Lindsey grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and studied at Indiana University and on Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She has sung for many of the world’s leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and for the Glyndebourne and Aix-en-Provence festivals. Her repertory include Idamante (Idomeneo), Cherubino, Zerlina, Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust), Nicklausse/Muse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel) and Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos). She created the title role in Hagen’s Amelia for Seattle Opera, and has featured in Metropolitan Opera broadcasts of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, La clemenza di Tito and Die Zauberflöte. Her recordings include ‘Follow, Poet’, a collection of songs by Mohammed Fairouz for Deutsche Grammophon.

Lindsey regularly appears in concert with such conductors as James Conlon, Emmanuelle Haïm, Thomas Hengelbrock, Vladimir Jurowski, James Levine, Lorin Maazel and Franz Welser-Möst. She has appeared in recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rockefeller University. Her many awards include a 2011 grant from the Festival Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot, the 2007 Richard F. Gold Career Grant and the 2007 George London Award.

Videos

News and features

Bringing a classic into focus: The challenges of reviving <em>Les Contes d’Hoffmann</em>

Bringing a classic into focus: The challenges of reviving Les Contes d’Hoffmann

21 November 2016

With gigantic sets and rail-upon-rail of luxurious costumes, John Schlesinger’s sumptuous production is one of the toughest to stage in the repertory.

Watch: Why <em>Les Contes d'Hoffmann</em> is 'the perfect vehicle for cinema’

Watch: Why Les Contes d'Hoffmann is 'the perfect vehicle for cinema’

16 November 2016

How director John Schlesinger's background in film influenced his hyper-detailed production of Offenbach's opera.

Offenbach’s <em>Les Contes d'Hoffmann</em> to be relayed live to cinemas on 15 November 2016

Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann to be relayed live to cinemas on 15 November 2016

11 November 2016

The live relay of John Schlesinger's classic Royal Opera production stars an impressive cast including Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson and Sonya Yoncheva.

Photos

Anita Hartig as Susanna, Kate Lindsey as Cherubino and Ellie Dehn as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in L’Étoile

Helene Guilmette as Princesse Laoula, Kate Lindsey as Lazuli and Julie Boulianne as Aloes

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in L’Étoile

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in L’Étoile

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli and Chris Addison as Smith in L’Étoile

Aimery Lefèvre as Tapioca, Kate Lindsey as Lazuli and Julie Boulianne as Aloès in rehearsal for L'Étoile, The Royal Opera

Kate Lindsey as Zerlina and Matthew Rose as Masetto in Don Giovanni

Kate Lindsey as Cherubino and Krystian Adam as Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Anita Hartig as Susanna and Kate Lindsey as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Kate Lindsey as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli and Chris Addison as Smith in L’Étoile

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in L’Étoile

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in rehearsal for L'Étoile, The Royal Opera

Hélène Guilmette as Laoula and Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in rehearsal for L'Étoile, The Royal Opera

Christophe Mortagne as King Ouf I, Kate Lindsey as Lazuli and Simon Bailey as Siroco in rehearsal for L'Étoile, The Royal Opera

Kate Lindsey in Schlesinger’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann, The Royal Opera

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli and the Chorus of the Royal Opera house in L’Étoile

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in L’Étoile

Helene Guilmette as Princesse Laoula, Kate Lindsey as Lazuli and Julie Boulianne as Aloes

Helene Guilmette as Princesse Laoula, Kate Lindsey as Lazuli and Julie Boulianne as Aloes

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in L’Étoile

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli and the Chorus of the Royal Opera House in L’Étoile

Kate Lindsey as Lazuli in rehearsal for L'Étoile, The Royal Opera

Kate Lindsey. Photograph by Rosetta Greek

Heather Engebretson as Barbarina and Kate Lindsey as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera

Ellie Dehn as Countess Almaviva and Kate Lindsey as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera