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Celebrated by Opera News for his "fat, resonant bass" and proclaimed as "a singer to watch" by the Virginia Gazette, bass Eric Lindsey has sung under the direction of conductors Victor DeRenzi, Marcello Cormio, Brent McMunn, Dr. Raymond Harvey, Ward Holmquist, Pacien Mazzagatti, Chris Fecteau, and Jorge Parodi. Recent engagements for Mr. Lindsey include the roles of Sarastro in The Magic Flute, the title role in Don Giovanni, Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers, Dottore Grenvil in La traviata, and his Spoleto Festival USA debut as the 5th Jew in Salome. He has also worked for companies such as Opera in Williamsburg, VA, Lakeland Opera, Opera Shreveport, Sarasota Opera, and New York City Opera.
Mr. Lindsey has also been heavily involved in brand new stage works. He debuted the role of King Hjalmar in the world premiere of Princess Maleine, by Whitney George and Bea Goodwin for dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, and the role of Thorvald in a semi-premiere of Far Travelers, an opera about Viking settlers by Jeffrey Leiser and Andrés Soto.
Equally at home in concert form as well as the stage, Mr. Lindsey's upcoming engagements include the Fauré Requiem as a soloist for Riverside Church in Manhattan, and a soloist in Rossini's Stabat Mater for the Handel Society at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hannover, New Hampshire. Other upcoming engagements for the bass also include a semi-staged production of La bohéme, in which he performs Colline, a favorite of the singer.
Mr. Lindsey received his Associate of Fine Arts from Young Harris College, his Bachelor of Music from Kennesaw State University and his Master of Music from the University of Houston. His vocal training has come under the tutelage of Barbara Zellner, Dr. Edwin “Sandy” Calloway, Jana Young, Joseph Evans, and Andrea DelGiudice.
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