Mentor, Music Alive Quartet
Praised for “a genuine and deeply satisfying sound” (The WholeNote), Canadian mezzo-soprano Lyndsay Promane (she/her) has been described as a “top-notch performer” (Opera Canada) with “an arresting presence on the opera stage, and a thoughtful concert artist”(Schmopera). Lyndsay is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated artist for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in 2020.
Opera highlights include Baba of Menotti’s The Medium, Hänsel of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (University of Toronto Opera), Larina of Eugene Onegin (Muskoka Chautauqua), Poppet of Paul Bunyan (University of Toronto Opera), The Lady with the Hat Box and the Foreign Singer of Argento’s Postcard from Morocco (University of Toronto Opera), and Endimione of Cavalli’s La Calisto (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy). Lyndsay has been a member of the Canadian Opera Company Chorus since the 2018/2019 season.
A frequent interpreter of chamber music, art song, and contemporary repertoire, highlights include Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and the world premiere of Matthew-John Knight’s cycle, Queen of Darkness. She created the roles of Memory Eurydice (TapEx: Augmented Opera) with Tapestry Opera, Lucy Bridgeland and Edwina (Footsteps in Campbell House), and The Woman in his Life (Encounters) with University of Toronto Opera. Most recently, Lyndsay performed excerpts of Ana Sokolovic’s Love Songs for Solo Voice with Resonant Frequencies in Los Angeles, California.
Lyndsay has performed solo roles with 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.
Lyndsay is an alumna of several acclaimed professional development programs including the Toronto Summer Music Festival Art of Song Program, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, the Vianden International Music Festival, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, St.Andrew-by-the-Sea’s Opera Workshop and Orford Musique. She 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 with Honours.