Ethos Chamber Players present Christmas Fantasies, an evening of holiday classics for voice, violin, and piano, including Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, O Holy Night, and more.
Featuring Lindsay Russell, soprano
Clara Alonso Tofe, violin
Khoren Ouzounian, piano
Soprano Lindsay Russell Bowden has gained recognition for her vocal versatility and powerful acting in a diverse repertoire. Equally at home singing new American operas and "cross-over" repertoire as she is with the standard bel canto literature, she has been praised as “radiant and authentic” by Opera News and an artist with a “gracious tone” by The New York Times.
Recent engagements include Lucia in Lucia der Lammermoor, Marie in La Fille du Regiment, Laurie in Aaron Copland's The Tender Land, and multiple soprano roles in the workshop of The Phoenix with Houston Grand Opera. She debuted as Cunegonde in Candide with the South Dakota Symphony, and returned to the Tennessee Theater to perform in Orff's Carmina Burana. She performed the role of Leila in Les Pêcheurs des Perles with Opera in the Heights, and as the soprano soloist in Bruckner's Te Deum with Houston Symphony, led by Christoph Eisenbach. She also joined the roster of Houston Grand Opera as Addie Mills in The House Without a Christmas Tree and appeared in their production of It’s a Wonderful Life.
In recent seasons she made several role and company débuts, including the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with Arizona Opera, Opera Roanoke, and Opera Idaho; The Lady with a Hand Mirror in Dominic Argento’s Postcard from Morocco with Portland Opera; Lisette in La Rondine at Skylark Opera; and Valencienne in The Merry Widow with the Northern Lights Music Festival. Additionally, she played Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel with Knoxville Opera and Adele in Die Fledermaus with Nashville Opera. In concert, she débuted at Carnegie Hall in Schubert’s Mass in G Major and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C; sang the soprano solo in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Mozart’s Requiem with Yakima Symphony; and sang the role of Musetta in La Bohème in her début with New Jersey Festival Orchestra. She also sang the roles of Bettie/Bea in the world première of David Hanlon’s new opera After the Storm with HGOco. She made her début with the Hong Kong Philharmonic singing Queen of the Night in a concert of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and as Flaminia in excerpts from Haydn’s Il Mondo Della Luna. She also débuted with the Yakima Symphony as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana.
She is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (MM) and James Madison University (BM). Lindsay lives in Spring, TX with her husband Eric and children Russell and Marie, and teaches private voice lessons from home.