© 2016 by Lindsay Mecher

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Biography

Chicago-based mezzo-soprano Lindsay Mecher is a recent graduate of the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received her MM under the tutelage of Dr. Marilyn Taylor. As a Fletcher fellow, Lindsay performed the roles of Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus and The Secretary in The Consul, La Baronessa di Champigny in Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas, and the title role in La tragédie de Carmen. With the Fletcher opera scenes program, she has performed the roles of Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Idamante in Idomeneo, and Angelina in La Cenerentola. In connection with the Fletcher Opera Institute, Lindsay has portrayed the title role in John Davies’ Pinocchio in the Outreach Program for Piedmont Opera. With Piedmont Opera, she has performed the Third Spirit in The Magic Flute and the Page in Rigoletto.
 
Lindsay is the winner of second place in the 2016 Charlotte Opera Guild Competition and the 2016 Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition. She is the first-place winner of her division in the 2013 Chicago NATS Competition, and the 2012 North Park University Music Performance Awards. She was a finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Vocal Performance in both the Art Song/Oratorio and Opera Divisions. She was also a semi-finalist in the Bel Canto Foundation Opera Contest and is a three-time recipient of their Bravo Award for Outstanding Performance, which includes the named Marvin and Bruna (Bergonzi) Stevens Memorial Award in 2012, and The Primavera Award in 2013.
 
Most recently, Lindsay performed on a concert of early music as part of the "Live from WFMT" Series with Joel Spears and the Strangers Early Music Ensemble.  In 2018, Lindsay participated in The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall, where she performed in a master class for acclaimed American soprano Renée Fleming.  As a 2017 fellow at the Music Academy of the West, Lindsay performed in the opera scenes program as Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and performed works of Birtwistle and Purcell on a recital procured by young American composer Matthew Aucoin. She also performed on master classes of Warren Jones and Marilyn Horne. Lindsay has been the alto soloist in Messiah with the Mozart Club of Winston-Salem. She also studied the role of Suzuki and made her New York City debut in the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the Martina Arroyo Foundation Prelude to Performance program. Lindsay has spent two summers at the Chautauqua Institution Voice Program where she has covered the title role in Carmen and had the pleasure of working with American composers Ricky Ian Gordon and Ben Moore.

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Teaching

Lindsay also teaches voice at the iPlayMusic School. She takes a comprehensive body, mind, and technique-based approach to singing. She pays sensitive attention to each student’s learning style and employs a variety of exercises and techniques in order to bring out each student’s voice.

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"Part of the search for the eponymous hat takes our groom to the salon of the wealthy Baroness de Champigny, seductively sung and played by mezzo-soprano Lindsay Mecher." -Peter Perret (CVNC)