Second-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 Daphne/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. She was awarded 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. Last season at Lyric she was featured in Le nozze di Figaro (debut) and Der Rosenkavalier. In the 2016/17 season the mezzo-soprano will perform in Don Quichotte and Carmen.
Lindsay Metzger is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor.
Photo by Simon Pauly.
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Artist's Upcoming Performances
Opera has plenty of femmes fatales, but there's only one Carmen. Her allure proves spellbinding as she seduces a hapless corporal and then a dashing bullfighter.
The story of an eccentric idealist and self-proclaimed knight errant who tilts at windmills and fights for the honor of his lady Dulcinee.