Canadian soprano Meghan Lindsay has been praised by OPERA NEWS for a voice that "shines with greater vocal strength and control than ever before and dazzles with her coloratura passages.” Following a performance of Alcina celebrated as "graced with a bright, limpid instrument, luscious timbre and superb technique," Meghan returned to Opera Atelier as Amour in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, Giunia in the Canadian premiere of Mozart’s Lucio Silla, Belinda and Dido and Aeneas, and Minerva in Il ritorno d'ulisse in patria. A frequent interpreter of French Baroque repertoire, Meghan has performed the roles of Sidonie/Nymphe des Eaux (Lully's Armide), Vénus (Lully's Persée), and Nérine (Charpentier's Medée) at The Royal Opera House of the Palace of Versailles. In 2018/19, Meghan's role debuts include Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera (Opera Nova Scotia), Arethuze/Hunter and Galatée in a double bill of Actéon and Pygmalion (Opera Atelier/Royal Opera Versailles/Harris Theatre Chicago), Paride in Gluck's Paride ed Elena (Odyssey Opera), and Ilia in Idomeneo (Opera Atelier)
Meghan made her recording debut with the Grammy-nominated early music company, Ars Lyrica, in a recording and ‘modern world’ premiere of Scarlatti’s La Sposa dei Cantici. Equally at home in Romantic repertoire, Meghan has performed the the title role of Luisa Miller with Opera Nova Scotia, Mimi in La bohème with The Northern Lights Festival, and Agathe in Der Freischütz. She made her U.S. operatic debut with Opera Columbus as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and performed Sidonie/Nymphe des Eaux in Lully's Armide with the Glimmerglass Festival.
Meghan was a young artist with Opera Studio Nederland where she made her European debut as Euridice in Pierre Audi’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and made her Concertgebouw debut singing Donna Anna. An accomplished concert artist, Meghan has been featured on CTV television and CBC radio broadcast. Meghan performed at Carnegie Hall as a member of the The Song Continues workshop with the Weil Institute, and has presented recitals internationally including a concert tour of China, Barrie’s Colours of Music, the Creemore Music Festival, the Houston Early Music Festival, and Holland’s Uitmarkt. Meghan is the winner of the Brian Law Competition and was a semi-finalist in the Queen Elisabeth Competition. She is an alumni of the Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist Program; The Toronto Summer Music Festival; the International Vocal Arts Institute; the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program; Opera Studio Nederland; and of The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School, where she completed her Bachelor of Music and participated in the Artist Diploma Program. In conjunction with her performance career, Meghan is an advocate for arts research and diverse creative practice. She holds a Master in Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University, has both moderated and curated academic panels on Canadian arts practice, and is an OGS recipient for her research on classical music organizations in North America.
Meghan as Ilia a success
[Lindsay’s] technique and control of dynamics are impeccable making each one of her arias from “Padre, germani, addio” to “Zeffiretti lusinghieri” shine like a jewel.