Mezzo soprano Kate Lindsey is a rising figure in American opera, with appearances at major houses in America and beyond. Lindsey was signed to the prestigious French label Alpha. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1981. She attended the University of Indiana School of Music, earning a Bachelor of Music degree with honors. Several grants and awards, including the 2007 Richard F. Gold Career Grant, put her on the radar of opera houses, and in 2008 she joined the Lindemann Young Artists Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. That put her into the casts of several Met productions, including Massenet's Manon (in which she made her debut as Javotte), Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino), Verdi's Don Carlos (Tebaldo), and Wagner's Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung. Lindsey has also performed with the Seattle Opera, where she was named Artist of the Year in 2010, at the Santa Fe Opera, where she sang the role of Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and at the Opéra de Lille in France, as Cherubino, under French historical-performance star Emmanuelle Haïm. In the 2010s, Lindsey has continued to sing at top houses. The 2017-2018 season saw her perform the role of Nicklausse in Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffman at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Los Angeles Opera, as well as making her debut at the Washington National Opera in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking in the lead role of Sister Helen Prejean. Lindsey has also made important concert appearances, including those in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic, and in Mozart's Mass in C minor, K. 427, with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Her recordings include those of several works by Mohammed Fairouz — his song cycle, Jeder Mensch, was written for her. In 2017, she was signed to Alpha and released the recital Thousands of Miles, followed a year later by an album of songs by Debussy, Ravel, and Chausson.