Lindsay Kate Brown

Assistant Professor of Voice



Praised for her "...lustrous, warm and deep [sound]..." American mezzo soprano, Lindsay Kate Brown, is quickly making her mark in the world of opera.

For the 2023-2024 season, Lindsay performs a recital for the George London Foundation, featuring works of Berg, Higdon, Marx, and others, in the historic Morgan Library in New York City. January 2024 marks her return to The Dallas Opera in Sir David McVicar’s production of Strauss’ Elektra as both the Third Maidservant and the cover of Klytänestra. In her recent 2022-2023 season, Lindsay began with the New Choral Society in Westchester, New York as the Alto Soloist is Mozart’s Requiem. Lindsay then made her conducting debut with Syracuse Opera and Tri-Cities Opera, performing Menotti’s Amahl and Night Visitors. In February 2023, Lindsay made her debut with The Dallas Opera as Wellgunde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold in a new and innovative production directed by Tomer Zvulun. Finishing her season, Lindsay made her debut as the Alto Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Southern Florida Master Chorale in April 2023. 

Other recent credits include contracts with The Metropolitan Opera to cover both The Inkeeper in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov with Maestro Sebastian Weigle, Big Stone in Aucoin’s contemporary opera Eurydice with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Marcellina in the famous Richard Eyre production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the covers of Minkswoman, The Stewardess, and Older Woman in Dove’s Flight with The Dallas Opera, and her Santa Fe Opera debut singing the roles of Hippolyta in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream conducted by Maestro Harry Bicket and Marcellina in Laurent Pelly’s new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.

A recent graduate of the studio at Houston Grand Opera, Lindsay made her HGO debut in 2019 as Giovanna in Tomer Zvulun’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto and subsequently portrayed the roles of Gertrude in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Sister Berthe in My Favorite Things: Songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. As part of her duties in the studio, Lindsay has also studied the demanding roles of Léonor in Donizetti’s La Favorite, Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther, Herodias in Strauss’ Salome, and Kundry in Wagner’s Parsifal.

An avid concert performer, Lindsay has performed on the concert stage as the mezzo soloist in several oratorios and as a featured soloist. Lindsay has performed as the soloist in the works of Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn as well as many other composers. Lindsay has performed in concerted works with orchestras, including Mahler’s infamous Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. Lindsay also had the opportunity to perform in the world premiere of Santino DeAngelo’s Narcissus as Liriope in a sold- out performance in January 2016; perhaps one of her personal career highlights thus far. Most recently, Lindsay performed two of Mahler’s greatest works, Urlicht and Der Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt, with orchestra at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

A lover of art song, Lindsay performs the works of Mahler (Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen, Rückert Lieder), Wagner (Wesendonck Lieder), Elgar (Sea Pictures), and Tchaikovsky, among others. Lindsay made her New York City debut in November 2019, performing in recital with Dorothy Gal, soprano, William Guanbo Su, bass, and Kyle Naig, pianist, at Opera America. In October 2020, Lindsay performed her first Liederabend, featuring the works of 15 German composers. 

Lindsay has received a number of awards and distinctions from competitions, young artist programs, and institutions; Most notably, Lindsay was a Finalist in the Metropolitan National Opera Council Auditions, where she performed “Sgombra è la sacra selva...Deh! Proteggimi, o Dio” from Bellini’s Norma and “Da! Chas Nastal! Prastitye Vi” from Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under Maestro Bertrand de Billy. The week prior, Lindsay was a recipient of a George London Award from the George London Foundation. Lindsay was the first prize recipient in Opera Columbus’ Cooper-Bing Competition in May 2019. In April 2021, Lindsay was named a recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation for her excellence in the industry as a young artist. In February 2018, Lindsay placed third in Houston Grand Opera's Eleanor McCollum Competition, an International Competition for up and coming singers. During her time at Rice University, Lindsay was the winner of the Becky and Ralph S. O’Connor Artist Diploma Fellowship. She has also won the Concerto Competition at both of her prior institutions (Binghamton University and Mansfield University). In the summer of 2017, Lindsay was awarded a New Horizons Fellowship from Aspen Music Festival and School, allowing her to be an active participant in the Aspen Opera Center. 

Lindsay made her professional debut with Tri-Cities Opera in 2014 as Giovanna in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and has continued work with Tri- Cities, playing Marthe Schwertlein in Gounod’s Faust and Marta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and covering roles in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and both Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. 

An advocate for education in the arts, Lindsay founded the non-profit organization United in Opera in December 2020. The goal of United in Opera is to provide information, resources, and access to mentorship to young members of the opera community. As of March 2024, United in Opera has grown to over 3,000 followers.

Lindsay graduated in May 2018 from Rice University in Houston, TX with an Artist Diploma in Opera Performance. In 2016, Lindsay graduated from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY with a degree in Opera Performance. While in Binghamton, Lindsay participated in a number of operas, concerts and events with the regional opera house, Tri-Cities Opera. In 2013, Lindsay graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in Mansfield, PA with degrees in both Music Performance and Music Education. Lindsay is represented by Adam Cavagnaro of Promethean Artists.


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102 School of Music Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803





AD, Opera Performance
Rice University, TX

MM, Opera Performance
Binghamton University, NY

BM, Music Performance
BM, Music Education
Mansfield University, PA