Praised as “radiant and authentic” (Opera News) with a “gracious tone,” (New York Times), American soprano Lindsay Russell is quickly making a name for herself in the operatic world. Upcoming performances include Sophie in Werther and Norina in Don Pasquale as a Young Artist with Seattle Opera, as well as a performance of Carmina Burana with the Yakima Symphony. This past summer she sang Frasquita in Carmen and A Young Woman in the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s A Blizzard in Marblehead Neck with the Glimmerglass Festival. She is the winner of the grand prize at Florida Grand Opera’s Young Patronesses of Opera Competition and second prize at the Jensen Foundation Competition.
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During the 2010-2011 season, she sang the role of Laurie Moss in The Tender Land at Glimmerglass Opera and covered the role of Gilda in Rigoletto with Virginia Opera. She was also seen in the American Musical Theater Ensemble’s production of And the World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb. In 2009 Ms. Russell attended the Aspen Music Festival, where she sang Belinda in Dido and Aeneas and covered Musetta in La Bohème. Other past performances include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Genevieve (Suor Angelica), Jenny (Street Scene), Ms. Dorothy (Thoroughly Modern Millie), and Barbarina (Die Hochzeit des Figaro).