Lindsay Ohse, soprano
With a voice described as “dazzling and crystal clear”, soprano Lindsay Ohse is making a name for herself in both operatic and concert repertoire. She began the 2015/2016 season with a role debut of Tiresias in “Les Mamelles des Tiresias” with Brava Opera, and a much-acclaimed performance of Magnolia Hawks in “Show Boat” at Portland Opera. Prior engagements include the Governess in Britten’s "The Turn of the Screw", the soprano soloist in Mozart’s "Requiem" with Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers, and a return to Santa Fe Opera as a second year apprentice, where she covered the role of Lu Mu-zhen in the American premiere of Huang Ryo's "Sun Yat-Sen." She also performed Adina in "L'elisir d'amore" with Pittsburgh's Resonance Opera Works Company and Donna Anna in "Don Giovanni" at Opera Southwest. Her performance was praised by the critics, who remarked that “Ohse’s singing carries an ardent sensuality, even turning vocal ornamentation into characterization.”
Following her success in Albuquerque, she starred in the east coast premiere of Kirk Mechem’s "The Rivals" as Lydia Larkspur with Bronx Opera where “her voice soared over the orchestra” and she “inhabited her role with charm and gusto.” Previous performances include Armida in Handel’s "Rinaldo" who “steals the show” and the leading role of Marie Celeste in Philip Glass’ "Galileo Galilei" with Portland Opera, Marie in "La Fille du Regiment" at Wichita Grand Opera, Constance in "Dialogues of the Carmelites" at Des Moines Metro Opera, Queen of the Night at both Sarasota Opera and Santa Fe Opera, Viclinda in Verdi’s "I Lombardi" and Ann Putnam in "The Crucible", also at Sarasota Opera.
Winner of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Oregon District Auditions, Lindsay has also completed residencies with Portland Opera and Santa Fe Opera, where she was received the Agnes M. Canning award for being an outstanding apprentice artist singer. Upcoming engagements include a return to Opera Southwest to sing Amenaide in Rossini’s “Tancredi” and Resonance Opera Works to perform the role of Fairy Godmother in “Cendrillon.” Lindsay currently lives in New York City. More information can be found at her website, www.lindsayohse.com