John Robert Lindsey
John Lindsey, whose voice has been described as “a blazing tenor” by Opera News, has gained a reputation as a budding dramatic tenor with a connection to German, English and new works repertoire.
In the 2017/2018 season, John Lindsey makes his Canadian debut with Pacific Opera Victoria as Steva in Jenůfa, followed by role debuts as Froh in Das Rheingold with Arizona Opera, Nicias in Thaïs with Minnesota Opera, and Cavaradossi in Tosca with Opera on the Avalon.
Recent engagements include Narraboth in Salome with the Minnesota Orchestra, Jonathan Dale in Silent Night with Michigan Opera Theater, Ben Marco in The Manchurian Candidate with Austin Opera, Lloyd in the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Shining, and Don José in Carmen with Opera San Jose, and on the concert stage, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by Sebastian Lang Lessing. During his time as a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, he performed Malcolm in Macbeth, Graf Elemer in Arabella, and Ismaele in Nabucco. While an Apprentice at Des Moines Metro Opera, he covered Steva in Jenufa and Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West. A passionate performer and proponent of new works, John Lindsey has participated in workshops at Minnesota Opera and elsewhere in Sister Carrie, Parables, and Elmer Gantry by Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein, The Dream of Valentino by Dominick Argento, and Silent Night. Equally at home on the concert stage, he has performed with orchestra Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C Minor, and Handel’s Messiah.
Mr. Lindsey was an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera in 2015, a Resident Artist with Minnesota Opera from 2011-2014, and a studio artist with Central City Opera in 2011. He received his master of music in Voice Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his bachelor of music in Voice Performance from Colorado State University in his hometown of Fort Collins. In 2015, he was invited to participate in the International Competition for Wagnerian Voices at Bayreuth. He currently resides outside Houston, Texas, with his wife Nicole.