Soprano Maria Lindsey has been described as a singer who consistently “gives an exceptional performance.” Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, Lindsey first fell in love with Opera at the age of 19. Since then, she has performed with opera companies such as The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Memphis, and Opera Colorado, establishing herself as one of the nation’s foremost young singers.
Lindsey began her professional career when she sang as a Santa Fe Apprentice Artist, covering Corypheé in Alceste and playing the part of Juliette from Roméo et Juliette in that year’s SFO Apprentice Scenes. She was the Soprano Soloist in Opera Omaha’s Voices in Residence and also sang the role of Barbarina in Opera Omaha’s staging of Le nozze di Figaro. Returning to Santa Fe as an apprentice artist for a second summer, she covered Sardula in The Last Savage and performed “a winsome Semele” in the Apprentice Scenes’ rendition of Semele. The following summer she was a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where she covered Micaëla in Carmen and played the Rat/Juror in the world premier of Alice in Wonderland. Lindsey has performed as Zerlina in Opera Colorado’s production of Don Giovanni, Frasquita in Carmen with Opera Omaha, the lead role of Monica in The Medium with Opera Memphis and Julie in Carousel with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis.
Along with her impressive operatic work, Lindsey has been an active concert and chamber singer. She has performed as a Soprano Soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Lloyd-Webber’s Requiem, Mozart’s C Minor Mass, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Vivaldi's Gloria among others. She had the opportunity of being a featured soloist in Opera Omaha's widely broadcasted concert, Opera Outdoors, and also participated in the esteemed Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Music Festival. In 2016 she performed in Havana Cuba with The Ravinia Festival in a collaborative performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria at the Teatro Nacional, as well as an art song recital in the beautiful Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis. Lindsey also enjoys her work in the new music ensemble, the Buffalo Bach Project in Buffalo, New York, which explores the relationship between the music of Bach and 20th and 21st century music.
Additionally, Lindsey has been an International Semi-Finalist in the Polish National Opera - Warsaw’s prestigious and highly competitive International Stanislaw Moniuszko Competition, and was the second place regional winner in the Rocky Mountain Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Throughout her career, Lindsey has worked with such conductors as Ari Pelto, Hal France, Benjamin Makino as well as directors Kevin Newbury, Lillian Groag, Ned Canty, and Ken Page. She has also worked with coaches such as Kevin Murphy, Diane Richardson, and Adam Nielsen and has studied with Julie Simson, Patricia McCaffrey, and Fred Carama.