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 Lyndsey Swann

SOPRANO

 

RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

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PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

 

GREENSBORO OPERA: HANSEL AND GRETEL

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."

GREENSBORO OPERA: HANSEL AND GRETEL

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."

A LA CARTÉ, CONCERT SERIES

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."

UNCG OPERA THEATER: DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES

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."

 
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BIOGRAPHY

Lyndsey Swann is an American soprano from Orlando, Florida. This summer, she performed the role of Wellgunde in Wagner's opera Das Rheingold with the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Wagner Institute. She then attended the Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Dramatic Voices through the American Wagner Project in Reno, Nevada. Prior to the pandemic, she participated as a singer in the Professional Development Program with Potomac Vocal Institute.** Her role history includes The Mother in Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck) with Greensboro Opera, Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss) 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 (Poulenc).

Lyndsey became a Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Gulf Coast Region in 2018 and the Southeastern Region in 2020. She also attended the summer program Miami Music Festival in 2018 as well as Musiktheater Bavaria in 2013 and 2017. Upon her return to the States in 2017, she won Second Place in the Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition and the Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition.

Ms. Swann holds her Master's in Music from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and her Bachelor's in Music from the University of Central Florida. 

Lyndsey's hobbies and interests include playing the acoustic guitar, nature/wildlife photography (shared on her Instagram @lonesomedovephoto), and hiking in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley which she is fortunate to call home.

 

** Canceled due to COVID.

 
 

January 19, 2020

Lyndsey was named one of three winners at the North Carolina District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in

January of 2020.

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