I’m looking forward to a season of ‘firsts’. Dido and Medea, surprisingly, are two pieces that I have yet to perform. It will be a thrill to be supporting a cast of friends and colleagues with whom I have shared the stage on many occasions. Both Belinda and Nérine are confidants to the title characters in Dido and Medea respectively. It’s a welcome challenge to play the support figure of a tragic character and I look forward to seeing what parallels I can draw between the two.
What is special about performing with Opera Atelier?
Everything is special about performing with Opera Atelier! I truly believe that this is one of the few opera companies in the world that functions as such a unit. The entire cast and crew’s dedication to the process is what makes their productions so stunning. OA is like a family. Marshall and Jeannette are champions for Canadian artists and I am very thankful to have their support.
Do you like Charpentier/French baroque music? And why?
I adore French baroque music. The focus on text and story is what makes this music so unique – it really propels the drama. Performing French baroque music at the Palace of Versailles is a dream. It will be wonderful to return with this piece.
Do you like Purcell, and why?
It’s great to sing English music by a composer with a great sensibility for word painting. Like Lully, and some of the French Baroque masters, did with the French language, Purcell had a great grasp on writing music in English. This makes both the dramatic and comedic moments in a piece very poignant.
Meghan Lindsay appears in both productions in Opera Atelier’s 2016-2017 season.
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