Saturday, February 17, 2024 9am – 4:30pm MT: In-Person and Live-Streamed Louise C. Conter Master Class with tenor John Lindsey
Location – Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue, Denver, CO 80224 – Free and Open to the Public and also LiveStream
The 2023 Competition begins with the Louise C. Conter Master Class. The class is open to all competitors as well as the public and offers a chance to learn from a professionally prominent opera talent. Opera novices and seasoned listeners alike always enjoy the deep dive into classical singing covered in this event. This year’s facilitator is John Lindsey, now Assistant Professor of Music at Colorado State University.
Professor Lindsey, who has been noted for his “clarion tone” and “blazing tenor” by Opera News, has gained a reputation as a budding dramatic tenor with a connection to German, English and new works repertoire. In the 2019-2020 season, Mr. Lindsey returned to Pacific Opera Victoria to make his role debut as Bill in Flight by Jonathan Dove. He will also made house debuts at Opéra de Montréal as Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte and at Opera on the Avalon as Edward in Ours by John Estacio. In the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Lindsey appeared in Madison Opera’s annual Opera in the Parks concert, in anticipation of a role and company debut as the Prince in Rusalka, and returned to Austin Opera for a reprisal of Jonathan Dale in Silent Night, a role he originated for the world premiere at Minnesota Opera. In the 2017/2018 season, he made his Canadian debut with Pacific Opera Victoria as Steva in Jenufa, followed by a role debut as Froh in Das Rheingold with Arizona Opera. Other notable roles include Narraboth in Salome, Nick/cover for Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, and Don Jose in Carmen. Mr. Lindsey was an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera in 2015, a resident artist with Minnesota Opera from 2011-2014, and a studio artist with Central City Opera in 2011. He received his Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Colorado State University in his hometown of Fort Collins. In 2015, he was invited to participate in the International Competition for Wagnerian Voices at Bayreuth.
The Master Class is always a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what it takes to develop an operatic voice from both a technical and artistic standpoint. If you haven’t yet attended one of our Master Classes, we highly recommend you give it a try. They are very informative and lots of fun!.
Come and see amazing singers in-person or click here to watch the live-steam.