Che fiero momento: Orfeo ed Eurydice (C. W. Gluck)
Lindsay Ohse, soprano
Allen Perriello, piano
Soprano Lindsay Ohse continues to illuminate four centuries' worth of repertoire with her "dazzling and crystal clear" voice. Ms. Ohse’s 2023-2024 season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera reprising Papagena in The Magic Flute and singing the role of Adina in L'elisir d'amore with Anchorage Opera. In 2022-2023, Ms. Ohse returned to the Metropolitan Opera singing Papagena in The Magic Flute and covered Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore, joined Annapolis Opera singing Musetta in La bohème, sang Violetta in La traviata with Opera Delaware and Opera Baltimore, sang Countess Adele in Le comte Ory with Opera Southwest, and sang Aminta in Il re pastore with OrpheusPDX.
During the 2021-2022 season, Ms. Ohse again appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Naomie in Cinderella and reprised the role of Bekhetaten in the critically acclaimed Akhnaten. She also made her Bayerische Staatsoper debut singing 1st Niece in a new production of Peter Grimes- a role she reprised with the company in 2022-2023.
During the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Ohse returned to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the Crowned Child in Macbeth, sing Bekhetaten in Akhnaten and cover Clorinda in La Cenerentola as well as returning to Opera Delaware as the title role in The Coronation of Poppea (COVID19) and debuting the role of Violetta in La traviata with the Princeton Festival (COVID19). During the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Ohse was slated to return to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel and Frasquita in Carmen as well as reprise the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Opera Southwest. As part of the Opera Southwest COVID19 programming, Ms. Ohse did sing the role of Serpetta in La serva pedrona. In 2021, Ms. Ohse returned to Sarasota Opera to perform the role of Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
Ms. Ohse’s 2018–2019 commitments included her inaugural Metropolitan Opera engagement covering the role of Shadow 2 in the US premiere of Nico Muhly's Marnie, singing as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Naples Philharmonic, making her company and role debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at El Paso Opera, rejoining Anchorage Opera for her Puccinian role debut as Musetta in La bohème, making another role and company debut in the title role of Massenet’s Cendrillon with Opera Company of Middlebury and rejoining Portland Opera as Sandrina in Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Highlights of Ms. Ohse's 2017–2018 season include her Anchorage Opera debut as Norina in Don Pasquale, her debut in the landmark belcanto role of Bellini's Norma with Opera Southwest (the opera's New Mexico premiere), the Verdian role debut as Alice in Falstaff with Intermountain Opera, her return to Portland Opera as Gluck's Eurydice and a company debut with Inner Northwest Opera for the annual gala.
The 2016–2017 season included Ms. Ohse in a variety of belcanto heroine roles, both comic and tragic. She made her Opera North debut as Marie in La fille du régiment during the summer of 2016. That autumn, Ms. Ohse made her role debut as the heroine Amenaide in Rossini's rarely performed opera seria Tancredi, in a co-production between Baltimore Concert Opera and Opera Southwest (the opera's New Mexico premiere). In March 2017 she returned to Brava Opera Theater as Norina in Don Pasquale. During the spring of 2017 Ms. Ohse made her anticipated role debut as the iconic title role of Rossini's Semiramide, in a co-production that serves as her return to Baltimore Concert Opera and her company debut with OperaDelaware. Finally, she joined Hubbard Hall Opera Theater as Adina in a summer 2017 remounting of Resonance Works' 2014 production of L'elisir d'amore.
Ms. Ohse's repertoire also embraces 20th-century opera (the Governess in The Turn of the Screw, Thérèse/Tirésias in Les mamelles de Tirésias, Sister Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Ann Putnam in The Crucible) and contemporary works. Ms. Ohse has covered the role of Lu Mu-zhen in the American premiere of Huang Ryo's Sun Yat-Sen with Santa Fe Opera and has performed the leading role of Marie Celeste in the West Coast premiere of Philip Glass's Galileo Galilei with Portland Opera. In the spring of 2017 she joined New York City Opera to cover the role of the Angel in the New York premiere of Peter Eötvös' Angels in America.