Lindsay Russell sings “Ah! le rire est béni” from Werther (Stephanie Rhodes, piano)
Lindsay Russell has been praised as “radiant and authentic” by Opera News and for her “gracious tone” by The New York Times. Upcoming performances include Sophie in Werther and Norina in Don Pasquale with the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program, as well as Frasquita in Carmen and The Phonograph in Jeanine Tesori’s A Blizzard in Marblehead Neck with Glimmerglass Opera. 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. Russell is a recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where she performed the roles of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Gilda in Rigoletto, Lydie in Faure’s Pénélope, Iris in Semele and Simpkin the Cat in Robert Sirota’s The Tailor of Gloucester. In 2009 Russell attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, 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 (Le nozze di Figaro). Russell holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from James Madison University.