An Inside Look at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
| March 27, 2020
Lindsay Kate Brown
A native of Waterloo, NY, mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown was one of nine finalists in the
Grand Finals Concert, out of thousands of singers from around the world. She talks to us by phone from Houston, where she is with the Houston Grand Opera, about the process, and about a dizzying week when she sang in the Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert, and won another competition just two days before.
Photo credit: Kristin Hoebermann
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