American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey makes her San Francisco Opera debut in a role she has performed with the Santa Fe Opera. Recent engagements include Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) with the Metropolitan Opera; Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Munich’s Bavarian State Opera and Lille Opera; Nancy (Albert Herring) and Nicklausse with the Santa Fe Opera; Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at Seattle Opera; Zaida (Il Turco in Italia) with Los Angeles Opera; and Idamante (Idomeneo) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. A graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, her roles with that company include Cherubino, Nicklausse, and the Second Lady (The Magic Flute); the latter two productions were broadcast internationally. Lindsey created the title role in the premiere of Daron Hagen’s Amelia at Seattle Opera in 2010. On the concert stage, she has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Met Chamber Orchestra, and at the Tanglewood and Mostly Mozart festivals. Engagements this season include Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel) and Siebel (Faust) with the Met, Zerlina at Covent Garden, and Cherubino at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, as well as concert performances with the orchestras of Boston, St. Louis, and Los Angeles, among others.