In the latest edition of LA Opera's Behind the Curtain podcast, Brian Lauritzen talks to mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey who is singing the role of Cinderella/Angelina in Rossini's Cinderella (La Cenerentola). Lindsey talks about the state of opera in America, the athleticism of singing Rossini and about what draws her to the stage.
In January of this past year, Kate joined the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague for a solo concert of works by Berlioz, Mozart and Offenbach. Catch a behind the scenes glimpse of Kate and the work she and the CNSO did to prepare for the concert in a recent YouTube video.
The orchestra was lead by Paolo Arrivabeni and the program was met with rapturous applause from the Prague audience. It was a magical evening for all!
I just want to wish you all a beautiful holiday filled with warmth and love. As I prepare for the holidays ahead, I'm filled with such gratitude -- not just for the gifts (which are pretty awesome!), but even more importantly for the smallest, most simple moments that can never be purchased or boxed up. As I write this I'm observing the marvel of a slowly fading rainbow over the Puget Sound -- possibly the earth's reminder that maybe our most beautiful of moments can only come in the most natural ways.
Happiest of Holidays to you!
The reviews are in, and Kate's portrayal of Annio in The Metropolitan Opera's production of La Clemenza di Tito is being widely praised by the critics.
"The agile, vivacious Kate Lindsey won hearts and stole scenes as Annio, Sesto’s friend and Servilia’s lover." -The New York Times
"And full-throated mezzo Kate Lindsey, in a second “trousers” role as Annio, sounds ready to move up to the part of Sesto." -The Associated Press
Opening night of Clemenza di Tito at the Met tonight at 7:30! It is an absolute privilege to share the stage with Giuseppe Filianoti, Elina Garanca, Barbara Frittoli, Lucy Crowe and Oren Gradus. This is some of Mozart's most exquisite music, and I can hardly believe he managed to compose it in less than three weeks!! There's no question that there was total genius at work here. However, the underlying question we all truly want to know is: "How many cups of coffee contributed to the making of this opera?". Hmmm ...... some things we will never know. Nonetheless, my hands are starting to jitter at the thought of it. :)
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