A native of the Bronx, NY, tenor Lindell Carter has been noted as “a promising young tenor … [who] lacked nothing in power or finesse” (Classical Voice of North Carolina) and praised for his “rich timbre and ringing, easy top” (London Herald). In the current season, Mr. Carter expands his wide-ranging repertoire with his debuts as the title role in Verdi’s Don Carlo, Camille in The Merry Widow, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, and the title role in Donizetti’s rarely performed drama Poliuto. The 2015-16 season also includes Mr. Carter’s returns to the role of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Don José in Carmen, and Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Il Duca in Rigoletto. The 2014-15 season included Mr. Carter’s debuts as Enzo Grimaldo in La Gioconda, Canio in Pagliacci, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and returns to the title roles in Massenet’s Werther and Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, all in New York City.
Mr. Carter’s history with the European stage began in a multi-city tour of the south of France in his debut as Hoffmann under the tutelage of Metropolitan Opera tenor William Lewis in the summer of 2012. Later that summer, Mr. Carter was featured in a concert of young artists hand selected by Montserrat Caballé in Zaragoza, Spain. He has since appeared as Il Duca in Rigoletto (Il Teatro Lirico di Bari), and as the leading tenor roles in La traviata, Roméo et Juliette, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Die Zauberflöte (Der Kammeroper von Stuttgart).