Lindsay Metzger

Mezzo-soprano

Lindsay Metzger

Bio

Lindsay Metzger

Third-year mezzo-soprano Lindsay Metzger hails from Mundelein, Illinois. She spent two summers as an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and was a studio artist in 2014/15 with Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera (Giannetta/L’elisir d’amore). Among her other recent portrayals have been Daphné/Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers (Chicago’s Haymarket Opera Company), Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro (La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy), Nella/Gianni Schicchi (DuPage Opera Theatre), the title role/Ariodante, Béatrice/Béatrice et Bénédict, and Beppe/L’amico Fritz (all at the University of Wisconsin-Madison). With Lyric Unlimited’s community-engagement program “Opera in the Neighborhoods,” Metzger was heard in the title role/La Cenerentola. A soloist featured frequently in numerous Chicago-area venues, Metzger debuted with the Grant Park Symphony singing the soprano solo in Fauré’s Requiem and with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in works on Berlioz and Verdi. She was awarded the 2017 Luminarts Fellowship in Women’s Classical Voice, the Paul Collins Fellowship from University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Virginia Cooper Meier Award from the Musician’s Club of Women, and an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions. Metzger is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and DePaul University. At Lyric Opera of Chicago, she has been featured in Le nozze di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, Don Quichotte and Carmen.


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Photo: Simon Pauly
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