John Lindsey

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Role: Emeritus

Position: Assistant Professor of Music


American tenor John 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 will return to Pacific Opera Victoria to make his role debut as Bill in Flight by Jonathan Dove. He will also make 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 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, John Lindsey 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. He currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he serves on the voice faculty at Colorado State University.


Master of Music (M.M.)- Voice Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder; Bachelor of Music (B.M.) - Voice Performance, Colorado State University