Mezzo-soprano Lindsey Meekhof is thrilled to be performing the role of Maddalena in Rigoletto. In prior seasons with the SBLO, Lindsey has appeared as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel and the role of Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. Lindsey earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music from Texas Tech University. Throughout her studies she participated in performances around both communities, enjoying the new opportunities each city had to offer through choirs, churches, and other performances. University roles include Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Miss Todd from The Old Maid and the Thief, and China Cup, White Cat, and Squirrel from L’enfant et les sortileges. A fan of contemporary opera, she covered the role of Elizabeth in the Midwest Institute of Opera’s premiere of the opera Sweets by Kate. She also performed the role of Meg
Page in Falstaff with MIO. In the oratorio and concert repertoire, Lindsey has performed as an alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and been a featured soloist in collaboration with the Lubbock Chorale and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra on concerts featuring opera excerpts. The 2015 Lubbock Chorale and Lubbock Symphony performance of Messiah was locally broadcast. In May 2016 their concert collaboration included excerpts from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Bizet’s Carmen. This Spring she performed two new compositions with the vocal ensemble Kosmologia, Beatitudes by Jorge Muñiz and The Tower and the Garden by Gregory Spears. In addition to performing, Lindsey has taught as an adjunct professor of voice at Saint Mary’s College and Indiana University South Bend. She will begin her Doctor of Music degree this fall at the University of Wisconsin where she will assistant direct and perform the role of Hippolyta in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.