Praised for “a genuine and deeply satisfying sound” (The WholeNote), Canadian mezzo-soprano Lyndsay Promane (she/her) has been described as a “top-notch performer” (Opera Canada) with “an arresting presence on the opera stage, and a thoughtful concert artist” (Schmopera). Most recently, Lyndsay is a Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning artist for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. She is a winner of the Symphony on the Bay Young Artists’ Competition, second prize winner of the Toronto Mozart Competition, and a finalist in the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal National Auditions.
Opera highlights include Baba of Menotti’s The Medium; Hänsel of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (UofT Opera); Larina of Eugene Onegin (Muskoka Chautauqua); Poppet of Paul Bunyan (UofT Opera); The Lady with the Hat Box and the Foreign Singer of Argento’s Postcard from Morocco (UofT Opera); Endimione of Cavalli’s La Calisto (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy); and Little Buttercup of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore (UofT Opera). Lyndsay has been a member of the Canadian Opera Company Chorus since the 2018/2019 season.
Lyndsay is an enthusiastic performer of contemporary, chamber and recital repertoire. She has performed as a soloist with Chorus Niagara (Handel’s Messiah), the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven’s Mass in C major), Toronto Mozart Players (Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater), Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (Mozart’s Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento), Vianden International Music Festival (Pinsuti’s Margherita) Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir (Mozart’s Requiem), the Oakville Choral Society (Vivaldi’s Gloria), Hart House Chorus (Handel’s Te Deum and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne), and the Annex Singers of Toronto (Vivaldi’s Gloria) to name a few.
Contemporary music performance highlights include Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (Orford Musique), Sokolovic’s Love Songs for solo voice (Resonant Frequencies) as well as the world premieres by emerging Canadian and American composers. She has had the pleasure of creating roles including Lucy Bridgeland and Edwina (Footsteps in Campbell House), The Woman in his Life (Encounters) with UofT Opera, and Memory Eurydice in Tap:Ex Augmented Opera (Tapestry Opera). She has been featured in workshops with Tapestry Opera, Opera Q, and Loose Tea Music Theatre.
As an avid art song interpreter, Lyndsay earned Fellowship for the Toronto Summer Music Festival Art of Song program where she had the opportunity to study with pianist Julius Drake and tenor Christoph Prégardien. She is a proud recipient of the Art Song Foundation of Canada Scholarship. Lyndsay has been a featured artist with Pocket Concerts and The Linden Project.
As well as being engaged by vibrant opera companies such as MYOpera, Loose Tea Music Theatre, and Against the Grain Theatre, and The Annex Singers of Toronto, Lyndsay is an alumna of several professional development programs including Toronto Summer Music Festival Art of Song Program, Orford Musique, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Vianden International Music Festival, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Muse 9 Productions, and St. Andrew-by-the-Sea’s Opera Workshop.
Lyndsay is alumna of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, UofT Opera, and the Orpheus Choir of Toronto Sidgwick Scholarship Program.