Celebrated by Opera News for his "fat, resonant bass" and proclaimed as "a singer to watch" by the Virginia Gazette, bass-baritone Eric Lindsey has sung under the direction of conductors Victor DeRenzi, Marcello Cormio, Brent McMunn, Dr. Raymond Harvey, Ward Holmquist, Pacien Mazzagatti, Chris Fecteau and Jorge Parodi. During 2018, Mr. Lindsey debuted the role of Prince Yamadori for Teatro Lirico d’Europa’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY. He was recently in collaboration with composers Jeffrey Leiser and Andres Soto for a semi-premiere of FAR TRAVELLERS, an opera about Viking settlers. He debuted the title role in DON GIOVANNI for Opera dell’Arte (also covering Leporello) in August and will sing King Marke in a concert version of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE in November for NY Opera Collaborative. He will make his operatic debut with the Lakeland Opera and Imperial Symphony Orchestra as Sarastro in THE MAGIC FLUTE in January of 2019 and returns to Opera in Williamsburg, VA to debut the roles of Dottore Grenvil in LA TRAVIATA and Speaker in THE MAGIC FLUTE in September 2018 and May 2019, respectively.
Other recent roles include Sacristan in TOSCA, Calchas in LA BELLE HELENE, and the Bonze in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with Opera North, Basilio in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and Figaro in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Opera in Williamsburg, VA, Benoit and Alcindoro in LA BOHEME for Shreveport Opera and Don Alfosno in COSI FAN TUTTE with Sarasota Opera. He’s also filled in for the illustrious Samuel Ramey as Rucker Lattimore in Wichita State University’s production of Carlisle Floyd’s COLD SASSY TREE. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kennesaw State University and his Master of Music from the University of Houston. His vocal training has come under the tutelage of Barbara Zellner, Dr. Edwin “Sandy” Calloway, Jana Young, Joseph Evans, and Andrea DelGiudice.