born in in Richmond, VA, United States
Kate Lindsey (born Richmond, Virginia) is a mezzo-soprano opera singer from the United States.
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. She was named Seattle Opera's Artist of the Year in 2010.
Lindsey is a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
As a Gerdine Young Artist at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, she performed as Stéphano in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Mercédès in Bizet's Carmen.
As part of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann program, she made her debut as Javotte in Massenet's Manon, and also played Tebaldo in Verdi's Don Carlos and Siebel in Gounod's Faust. As a company member, starting in 2007, she has played Cherubino in Mozart's Nozze di Figaro, Stéphano in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, the Madrigal Singer in Puccini's Manon Lescaut, Second Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute (English version), Kitchen Boy in Dvoák's Rusalka, and Wellgunde in Wagner's Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung.
In 2008, she also sang the role of Cherubino in Mozart's Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Lille, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, and Ascanius in Berlioz's Les Troyens with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and at the Tanglewood Music Festival, both conducted by James Levine.
In 2009, she sang the role of Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni with the Santa Fe Opera and appeared at the Met as Nicklausse in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann.
In 2010, she made her Seattle Opera debut creating the title role in Amelia by Daron Hagen, reprised Nicklausse at the Met, and also sang Nicklausse and the role of Nancy in Albert Herring at the Santa Fe Opera.
She has also performed at the Boston Lyric Opera and the Wolf Trap Opera.
She has also made numerous concert performances. She performed the roles of the Female Cat and the Squirrel in Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortileges at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Lorin Maazel, and sang the Elliott Carter song cycle In the Distances of Sleep at Tanglewood with Levine.
In 2011, she premiered Jeder Mensch, a song cycle written for her by Mohammed Fairouz and sang Idamante in Mozart's Idomeneo, re di Creta.