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" (Schmopera).
In the 2017/2018 season, Lyndsay was a winner of the Symphony on the Bay Young Artists' Competition and made several appearances as the alto soloist in Purcell's Ode to Saint Cecilia, Mozart's Coronation Mass, and Handel's Messiah. As well, Lyndsay made her recital debut at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto with pianist Rachael Kerr. 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 also attended the Orford Music Academy where she performed several world-premieres under the direction of Véronique Lacroix. Lyndsay is a proud recipient of the Arts Song Foundation of Canada Scholarship.
This season, Lyndsay looks forward to appearing as the alto soloist of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with David Bowser and the Toronto Mozart Players as well as in Joseph's Turrin's The Fir Tree with Anita McAlister and the Hannaford Street Youth Band. Lyndsay is delighted to be making her debut with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus in Verdi's Otello. She also looks forward to appearing in recital with pianist Rachael Kerr.
Recent roles include the title roles of The Medium and Hänsel und Gretel, Larina (Eugene Onegin), Poppet (Paul Bunyan), The Lady with the Hat Box and the Foreign Singer (Postcard from Morocco). Other highlights include Endimione (La Calisto), Little Buttercup (HMS Pinafore), and Golde (Fiddler on the Roof). Lyndsay has had the pleasure of creating roles including Lucy Bridgeland and Edwina (Footsteps in Campbell House), The Woman in his Life (Encounters) with UofT Opera.
A frequent interpreter of sacred music, Lyndsay has performed solo roles with the Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir, the London Pro Musica Choir, Chorus Niagara, the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, the Vianden International Music Festival, and the Toronto Mozart Players to name a few.
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 summer 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.