Lindsey Anderson - Leonora (Cover)
American opera singer Lindsey Anderson has been described by critics as a formidable presence and has been hailed for her “beautiful and powerful voice” as well as for her “commanding stage presence.” She enjoys singing both Dramatic Mezzo-soprano and Dramatic Soprano repertoire.
Ms. Anderson hails from Traverse City, Michigan. She has performed in many opera houses and summer music festivals throughout the United States, some of which include: Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera, Sarasota Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, Central City Opera, Opera North, and Union Avenue Opera. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana and the Cleveland Institute of Music, respectively.
In 2016, Ms. Anderson covered the role of Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio at Sarasota Opera and was a member of their prestigious studio artist program. 2016 also saw Ms. Anderson as a second-time semifinalist in the international Elizabeth Connell Prize for dramatic voices administered by the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Foundation. Other recent roles of note include a cover engagement and full performance of the title role Puccini’s Turandot with Opera Company of Middlebury.
Ms. Anderson’s past engagements of note include Woglinde in Götterdämmerung, Rossweisse in Die Walküre, Dame Quickly in Falstaff, Die Schleppträgerin in Elektra, Mrs. Sedley in Peter Grimes, The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the title role of Bizet’s Carmen, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Augusta in The Ballad of Baby Doe, Sister Helen Prejean in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and Katisha in The Mikado.
During the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Anderson is a featured artist with the New York City Concert Society. She also just successfully debuted the full role of Lucrezia Borgia with great acclaim in the world premiere of Harold Blumenfeld's modern opera Borgia Infami with Winter Opera St. Louis. In 2019, Ms. Anderson looks forward to her Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium debut as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Ralph Vaughan Williams Magnificat.