John Robert Lindsey, whose voice has been described as "a 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 2016-17 season, John Robert Lindsey will debut at Austin Opera as Ben Marco in Pulitzer-Prize winner Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell's The Manchurian Candidate, a project he was involved in from its inception while a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera. Other engagements include a reprisal of his role as Jonathan Dale in Silent Night, also by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell, at Michigan Opera Theatre, as well as Monostatos in Barrie Kosky's critically acclaimed silent-movie-style Die Zauberflöte at Cincinnati Opera. Following Cincinnati, he makes his role debut as Narraboth in Salome with the Minnesota Orchestra.
Recent engagements included Don José in Carmen with Opera San Jose, Monostatos at Minnesota Opera, and on the concert stage, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, conducted by Sebastian Lang Lessing. During his time as a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, he performed Malcolm in Macbeth, Graf Elemer in Arabella, and Ismaele in Nabucco. While an Apprentice at Des Moines Metro Opera, he covered Steva in Jenufa and Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West. A passionate performer and proponent of new works, John Robert Lindsey has participated in workshops at Minnesota Opera and elsewhere in Sister Carrie, Parables, and Elmer Gantry by Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein, The Dream of Valentino by Dominick Argento, and Silent Night. Equally at home on the concert stage, he has performed with orchestra Verdi's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Requiem and Mass in c minor, and Handel's Messiah.
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. He currently resides in Conroe, Texas, near Houston, with his wife Nicole.