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January 19, 2020

Lyndsey was named a winner at the North Carolina District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and will advance to the Regional Finals in Atlanta, GA in February.

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Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts

"Adept in the High Point performance at imparting the put-upon mother’s exasperation, she enriched her characterization in Greensboro by also revealing the profound sadness and fear with which Gertrud contends, not least by sharpening her focus on the text. Her top B was splendid in the opening-night performance: in this final show, it was genuinely seismic."


Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts

"Gertrud is the opera’s most overtly Wagnerian character, and Swann supplied the evening’s most heroic singing. Her interactions with Hänsel and Gretel limned the overwhelmed but loving mother’s frustration, expressed in music spanning wide intervals that the soprano navigated intrepidly...Swann sang the rôle with sincerity rather than hysterics."


Tim Lindeman, Greensboro News & Record

"Soprano Lyndsey Swann spun out the long, lyric lines, and her singing became more and more beautiful through the course of the aria...Mezzo-soprano Clara O’Brien (the other co-founder of the series) joined the forces for a wonderful scene from the same opera. Alternating between stunning beauty and dramatic expression, the two singers matched each other exquisitely. Especially impressive was the fast filigree, challenging the two to sing completely in synch, which they did."


Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts

"Astonishingly comfortable across the large compass of the New Prioress’s music, soprano Lyndsey Swann was even at this early juncture in her career by no means an inadequate successor to the great ladies of the stage from whom she inherited Madame Lidoine’s habit...this compelling young artist unhesitatingly surrendered herself to Poulenc’s drama."


Lyndsey Swann is a soprano from Orlando, Florida. She holds her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Central Florida. She is currently a member of the Professional Development Program at Potomac Vocal Institute in Washington, D.C.

Lyndsey has performed The Mother in Hansel and Gretel with Greensboro Opera, Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos with Miami Music Festival, Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Magda Sorel in The Consul (Gian-Carlo Menotti) with UNCG Opera Theatre as well as Madame Lidoine in The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Poulenc.

In December of 2017, Lyndsey reprised her role as The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Touching Humanity Inc. Later that year, Lyndsey joined Musiktheater Bavaria for a second time in the beautiful town of Oberaudorf, Bavaria. Upon her return to the States, she won Second Place in the Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition and the Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition. She has also become a Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Gulf Coast Region (2018) and the Southeastern Region (2020). 


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