Praised for "a genuine and deeply satisfying sound" (The WholeNote), Canadian mezzo-soprano Lyndsay Promane has been described as an artist with "an arresting presence on the opera stage, and a thoughtful concert artist" (Schmopera). Lyndsay was a winner of the Symphony on the Bay Young Artists' Competition in 2018.
This season, Lyndsay will look forward to appearing in Puccini’s Turandot with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. She will also be a featured artist in Pocket Concerts’ recital series.
Operatic highlights include Baba of Menotti’s The Medium; Hänsel of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (UofT Opera); Larina of Eugene Onegin (Muskoka Chautauqua); Poppet of Paul Bunyan (UofT Opera); The Lady with the Hat Box and the Foreign Singer of Argento’s Postcard from Morocco (UofT Opera); Endimione of Cavalli’s La Calisto (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy); and Little Buttercup of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore (UofT Opera).
Lyndsay is a frequent performer of chamber music and contemporary repertoire. Highlights include Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire as well as the world premiere of Matthew-John Knights’ cycle, Queen of Darkness. She has had the pleasure of creating roles including Lucy Bridgeland and Edwina (Footsteps in Campbell House), and The Woman in his Life (Encounters) with UofT Opera. Most recently, Lyndsay performed excerpts of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and several world premieres under the baton of Véronique Lacroix at Orford Musique.
As an art song interpreter, Lyndsay earned Fellowship for the Toronto Summer Music Festival Art of Song program where she had the opportunity to study with pianist Julius Drake and tenor Christoph Prégardien. She is a proud recipient of the Art Song Foundation of Canada Scholarship.
Lyndsay has performed solo roles in several sacred works with Chorus Niagara, the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, and the Vianden International Music Festival to name a few. Most recently, Lyndsay performed Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Requiem with the Toronto Mozart Players, as well as Handel’s Te Deum and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne with the Hart House Chorus.
As well as being engaged by vibrant opera companies such as MYOpera, Against the Grain Theatre and Tapestry Opera, Lyndsay is an alumna of several professional development programs including the Toronto Summer Music Festival Art of Song Program, the Orford Music Academy, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, the Vianden International Music Festival, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, and St. Andrew-by-the-Sea's Opera Workshop.
Lyndsay is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Diploma in Operatic Performance.