Manager: Damon Bristo
Management Territory: Worldwide
“What a deep, profound voice this young singer has. Barely 30 and slight of build, Ms. Ammann possesses a dark, mysterious, hypnotic instrument whose power has only just begun to build, and it was gratifying to experience its appropriately primal depth in this production.” Terry Ponick, Digital News, May 5, 2016 - Erda in 'Siegfried' at Washington National Opera
“Lindsay Ammann’s appearance as Erda, Earth Mother, Native American style, brought us lovely, deep, stilling tones. In this environmental reading, her role is crucial, and Ammann weighted it with suitable gravitas.” Hillary Stroh, Bachtrack, May 1, 2016 - Erda in 'Das Rheingold' at Washington National Opera
“Lindsay Ammann stands out as the witch Ježibaba with a well-focused dramatic mezzo.” Dirk Aschendorf, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, May 25, 2015 - Ježibaba in 'Rusalka' at Aalto Musiktheater Essen
“Lindsay Ammann with her velvety mezzo leaves nothing to be desired as a witch Ježibaba…” Pedro Obiera, Opernnetz, May 27, 2015 - Ježibaba in 'Rusalka' at Aalto Musiktheater Essen
“In the first scene Tiihonen was overshadowed by the splendid Brangäne of Lindsay Ammann, a young contralto with a charismatic personality and powerful voice.” Luis Hernández Merga, El Nuevo Dia, February 25, 2013 - Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico
With a voice "capable of sinister low chest tones and robust high notes" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and a stage presence that has been called "a force" (Opera News), dramatic mezzo-soprano Lindsay Ammann is rapidly rising as a radiant star in the opera world. Possessing an instrument well-suited for the most dramatic of roles, Ms. Ammann is proving to be a future staple in the works of Verdi and Wagner.
In the 2016-2017 season, Lindsay Ammann makes her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Flosshilde in David Pountney’s new production of . . . Das Rheingold conducted by Andrew Davis. She will also return to the Canadian Opera Company as the 1st Norn in Götterdämmerung conducted by Johannes Debus. Recently, Lindsay Amman debuted at the Washington National Opera in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Philippe Augin to great critical acclaim. She was heard as Erda in both Das Rheingold and Siegfried, as well as the First Norn in Götterdämmerung and Schwertleite in Die Walküre. She also debuted at Grand Théâtre de Genève as Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte and North Carolina Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. Ms Ammann debuted at Aalto-Musiktheater Essen as Jezibaba in a new production of Rusalka and also debuted at the Canadian Opera Company as Schwertleite in Die Walküre. In concert, she sang Verdi’s Messa da requiem with the South Dakota Symphony, Martha in John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the Netherlands Radio Orchestra and her Casals Festival debut in Puerto Rico as Brangäne in a concert version of Tristan und Isolde.
Ms. Ammann made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Robert LePage's Der Ring des Nibelungen as Rossweisse in Die Walküre under the baton of James Levine. She was recently a member of the ensemble at Staatsoper Stuttgart where she sang Dame Quickly in Falstaff, Olga in Eugene Onegin, the world premiere of Peter Pan, Mary in Der fliegende Holländer, Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte and First Norn and Flosshilde in Götterdämmerung, while covering Waltraute. She was also seen in productions of Ariadne auf Naxos and Die Zauberflöte. Other recent performances include alto soloist in a fully staged production of Handel's Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Beatrice in Le donne curiose with the Wolf Trap Opera company and the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd with the National Symphony Orchestra. She has also covered the role of Goffredo in Rinaldo with Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Ms. Ammann finished her Resident Artist program with Pittsburgh Opera singing the roles of Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor and Goffredo in Rinaldo during the 2010 – 2011 season. Also during her residency at Pittsburgh Opera, she sang the roles of Olga in Eugene Onegin, Dame Quickly in Falstaff, Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, and covered the title role of Carmen. A former Gerdine Young Artist the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, she has been seen there as Olga in Eugene Onegin, Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Page of Herodias in Salome, and covered Samira in The Ghosts of Versailles and Antonia's Mother in The Tales of Hoffman. She was also a National Semifinalist in the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Ms. Ammann equally enjoys the concert stage, having sung the Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Rossini's Petite messe solennelle with orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Sioux County Oratorio and Symphony, and the orchestra at Indiana University.
Ms. Ammann can be seen on the Die Walküre DVD from the Metropolitan Opera's Ring Cycle and the documentary Wagner's Dream, as well as heard on the Grammy Award-winning Götterdämmerung CD, all commercially available on Deutsche Grammophon.
(Updated August 2016)