Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey Is Officially Married

The Newlyweds
(Photo: Meghan McMackin/NY Times)
"Kate Lindsey, a daughter of Nancy R. Lindsey and the Rev. Richard H. Lindsey Jr. of Richmond, Va., was married Saturday afternoon to Landon John Jones, a son of Cathryn M. Jones and Martin J. Jones of Carbon, Iowa. Ms. Lindsey, 30, is keeping her name. She is a mezzo-soprano who this year sang the role of Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera, with which she is a principal artist and where later this year she is to appear as Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. In June, she sang in Mozart’s Idomeneo at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. She graduated from Indiana University. The couple met in April 2010 when Dr. Jones, far from an opera buff, agreed to play tour guide to Ms. Lindsey, then preparing to perform in the title role of the Seattle Opera’s Amelia, a new work. He did so only as a favor to his best friend, who also happened to be Ms.
Lindsey in Amelia
at Seattle Opera.
Lindsey’s sister-in-law. 'I had been to an opera in Houston,' he said. 'It was three hours, and it couldn’t be over soon enough.' After he and Ms. Lindsey had gone on two platonic hiking trips, Dr. Jones could not get her out of his head. 'I’m getting flyers of the Amelia opera in the mail,' he remembered. 'I’m seeing her face everywhere on posters.' When she opened in Amelia that May, he decided to give opera another chance, and then built up the courage to ask her a few days later to go on a kayaking date with him. 'It was our first real date,' he said." [Source]

1 comment:

  1. Congrats, Kate! Looks like you converted your husband into an opera lover!