John Robert Lindsey



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"...John Robert Lindsey's Jonathan,  Andrew Wilkowske's Ponchel and the trio of lieutenants (performed by Liam Bonner,  Craig Irvin,  and Gabriel Preisser) achieved the most captivating musical moments...With his flexible yet full instrument rising to the role's high dramatic tasks,  Lindsey is a young tenor to watch."
  --Silent Night by PutsOpera Today
  "As Susannah's good-hearted but irresponsibly drunken brother Sam,  John Robert Lindsey and his powerful voice were never overwhelmed by the gorgeous music from the orchestra..."
 --Susannah by Floyd, Volokh Online
"...the supporting characters also grabbed my attention, particularly John Robert Lindsey as the Nosferatu-like Monostatos."
--Magic Flute by Mozart, AisleSay Twin Cities 
"While you won't find too many arias that soar both musically and emotionally, the characterizations and rich voices of tenor Rafael Davila as the kissing bandit and bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the vengeful sheriff invariably impress. They bring both power and subtlety to their singing, supported well by a town full of very individual characters (most memorably, John Robert Lindsey..."
-La Fanciulla del West by Puccini, St. Paul Pioneer Press 

Known for his intense characterizations and expressive vocal ability,  tenor John Robert Lindsey is a dynamic singing actor.  During his time as a Resident Artist with Minnesota Opera, he performed in 14 productions over 3 seasons. Past engagements include Marvin Heeno in the world premiere of the revised Dream of Valentino by Dominic Argento,  Malcolm in Macbeth,  Count Elemer in Arabella, Edmondo in Manon Lescaut, Pang in Turandot,  Ismaele in Nabucco,  Goro in Madame Butterfly,  Jonathan Dale in the Pulitzer Prize winning production of Silent Night by Kevin Puts,  Don Jose in Carmen, Sam Polk in Susannah, and the character of Stage Manager in Our Town by Rorem.  He has also covered several lead roles with Minnesota Opera including Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut,  Matteo in Arabella,  and MacDuff in Macbeth. His concert repertoire has included Tenor Soloist in Parables by Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein,  the Mozart Requiem,  the Mozart Mass in C Minor, and Messiah by Handel.  He was selected to workshop the lead tenor role in The Manchurian Candidate by Kevin Puts, which is slated to debut as a full production at Minnesota Opera in 2015.  John is a graduate of Colorado State University where he earned his Bachelor's degree under Todd Queen, and the University of Colorado at Boulder for a Master's in Voice Performance under Joel Burcham and Julie Simson.