Canadian soprano Meghan Lindsay has been praised by Opera News for a voice that “shines with greater vocal strength and control than ever before and dazzles with her coloratura passages.” During the 2019-2020 season she will be featured in a variety of repertoire highlighted by Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Theatre of Early Music at the Music and Beyond Festival, Saffi in Strauss’ The Gypsy Baron for Toronto Operetta Theatre, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Mary Magdalene in Handel’s La resurezzione with Opera Atelier.
In the 2018/19 season, she appeared as Ilia in Idomeneo (Opera Atelier), Paride in Paride ed Elena (Odyssey Opera), Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera (Opera Nova Scotia), Arethuze/Hunter and Galatée in a double bill of Actéon and Pygmalion (Opera Atelier/Royal Opera Versailles/Harris Theatre Chicago). An artist eager to stretch the bounds live theatre, Ms Lindsay created and performed in an installation for the Contact Festival/Division Gallery with visual artist Alex McLeod. She is a frequent performer with Canada’s Opera Atelier, having performed the title role in Alcina, Amour in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, Giunia in the Canadian premiere of Mozart’s Lucio Silla, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, and Minerva in Il ritorno d’ulisse in patria. An avid interpreter of French Baroque repertoire, The Royal Opera House at the Palace of Versailles was the scene for her performances of Sidonie/ Nymphe des Eaux in Lully’s Armide, Vénus in Persée, and Nérine in Charpentier’s Medée.
Meghan Lindsay made her recording debut with the Grammy-nominated early music company, Ars Lyrica, in a recording and ‘modern world’ premiere of Scarlatti’s La Sposa dei Cantici. Equally at home in Romantic repertoire, she has performed the title role of Luisa Miller with Opera Nova Scotia, Mimi in La bohème with The Northern Lights Festival, and Agathe in Der Freischütz. She made her U.S. operatic debut with Opera Columbus as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and performed the Sacerdotessa in Aida and Sidonie/Nymphe des Eaux in Lully’s Armide with the Glimmerglass Festival.
As a young artist with Opera Studio Nederland, she made her European debut as Euridice in Pierre Audi’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and her Concertgebouw debut singing Donna Anna in Don GIovanni. She performed at Carnegie Hall as a member of The Song Continues workshop with the Weil Institute and has presented recitals internationally including a concert tour of China, Barrie’s Colours of Music, the Creemore Music Festival, the Houston Early Music Festival, and Holland’s Uitmarkt. Awards, prizes, and competitions include the Brian Law Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Competition and the Klaudia Taev Competition. She is an alumnus of the Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist Program; The Toronto Summer Music Festival; the International Vocal Arts Institute; the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program; Opera Studio Nederland; and of The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School, where she completed her Bachelor of Music and participated in the Artist Diploma Program. In conjunction with her performance career, Meghan is an advocate for arts research and diverse creative practice. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University, has both moderated and curated academic panels on Canadian arts practice, and is an OGS recipient for her research on classical music organizations in North America. Ms Lindsay is a proud recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council Career Award for artistic achievement.
“Lindsay delivered a roller coaster of lustrous phrasing and expression throughout her emotionally torn performance, especially in her Act II emotional nadir ‘Se il padre perdei,’ and also in the equally affecting and nuanced cantabile masterpiece ‘Zeffiretti, lusinghieri’ in Act III.”
[Idomeneo, Opera Atelier] Stephen Bonfield, Opera Canada
“[Lindsay’s] technique and control of dynamics are impeccable making each one of her arias from ‘Padre, germani, addio’ to ‘Zeffiretti lusinghieri’ shine like a jewel.”
[Idomeneo, Opera Atelier] Christopher Hoile, Stage Door
“Graced with a bright, limpid instrument, luscious timbre and superb technique, Lindsay reaches deep into her character to craft a performance bursting with paradox.”
[Alcina, Opera Atelier] Ian Ritchie, Opera Going Toronto
|Bellini||Giulietta||I CAPULETTI E I MONTECCHI|
|Gluck||Paride||PARIDE ED ELENA|
|Iphigenie||IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE|
|Amor||ORFEO ED EURIDICE|
|Lully||Nymphe des eaux/Sidonie||ARMIDE|
|Monteverdi||Poppea||L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA|
|Minerva||IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA|
|Mozart||Fiordiligi||COSÍ FAN TUTTE|
|Contessa||LE NOZZE DI FIGARO|
|Donna Anna||DON GIOVANNI|
|Sandrina||LA FINTA GIARDINIERA|
|Télaïre||CASTOR ET POLLUX|
|Stravinsky||Anne Trulove||THE RAKE’S PROGRESS|
|Verdi||Violetta Valery||LA TRAVIATA|
|Luisa Miller||LUISA MILLER|
|Barber||Knoxville: Summer, 1915|
|Beethoven||Symphony No. 9|
|Danielpour||Sonnets to Orpheus|
|Quatre chansons de jeunesse|
|Mahler||Symphony No. 2|
|Mozart||Mass in C minor|
|Scarlatti||La sposa dei cantici|
|Schubert||Der hirt aus dem felsen|
MEGHAN LINDSAY JOINS DEAN ARTISTS
We are happy to announce that soprano Meghan Lindsay has joined the Dean Artists roster as of summer 2019.
LA RESURREZIONE WITH OPERA ATELIER
Meghan sings the role of Mary Magdalene in Opera Atelier’s production of Handel’s La resurrezione, from April 11 through 19, 2020.
DON GIOVANNI WITH OPERA ATELIER
With Opera Atelier, Meghan is Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni from October 31 through November 9, 2019.
DOWLAND SONGS PRESENTATION WITH ALEX MCLEOD AT DIVISION GALLERY FOR SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
As part of the 2019 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Meghan sings a one-night-only performance at artist Alex McLeod’s show “Ghost Stories.” At Toronto’s Galerie Division, the event was on May 8, 2019. scotiabankcontactphoto.com
In rehearsal for Paride ed Elena with Odyssey Opera