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.” In the 2018/19 season, she performed Ilia in Idomeneo (Opera Atelier), Paride in Paride ed Elena (Odyssey Opera), 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), and created and performed in an installation for the Contact Festival/Division Gallery with visual artist Alex McLeod. Meghan is a frequent performer with Canada’s Opera Atelier, having performed the title role in Alcina, 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. An 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. Upcoming engagements include Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Theatre of Early Music at the Music and Beyond Festival, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Opera Atelier), and Mary Magdalene in Handel’s La Resurezzione with Opera Atelier at Koerner Hall.
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 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 the Sacerdotessa in Aida and 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. Meghan performed at Carnegie Hall as a member of 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 and the Klaudia Taev Competition. She is an alumnus 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 is the co-founder of New ART/New MEDIA- a collective of Canadian artists committed to interdisciplinary collaboration. 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 is a proud recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council Career Award for artistic achievement.
Meghan graciously acknowledges the support of the Ottawa Arts Council