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Kate Lindsey, Stephen Wadsworth Named Seattle Opera Artists of the Year

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Stephen Wadsworth
Stephen Wadsworth
Seattle Opera has announced that Kate Lindsey and Stephen Wadsworth will receive the company's 2009/10 Artists of the Year awards, which honor the individual singer, conductor, director, or designer who had made the most significant contribution to the success of the season.

Lindsey created the role of Amelia in Daron Aric Hagen's Amelia in May 2010. She is currently performing Nicklausse in Les contes d'Hoffmann and Nancy in Albert Herring for Santa Fe Opera. She plays Nicklausse at the Met this fall before returning to Seattle for Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Wadsworth was the stage director for Der Ring des Nibelung in August 2009 and for Amelia in 2010. He previously won Seattle Opera's Artist of the Year for his staging of Wagner's Ring in 2001. As previously reported, he will direct the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov in October.

In addition, the Seattle Opera Chairman's Award will go to the creative team of Amelia, the first world premiere opera presented at Seattle Opera under the leadership of Speight Jenkins: Librettist Gardner McFall, Composer Daron Aric Hagen, and Story Creator Stephen Wadsworth.


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