“The discomfort is actually the point”: Kate Lindsey on Così fan tutte in Aix… and playing boys

Interview: Kate Lindsey

For mezzo-sopranos, playing boys comes with the job. Kate Lindsey’s last three roles in London have been Cherubino (the randy pageboy in Le nozze di Figaro), Lazuli (in Chabrier’s L’Étoile) and as Nicklausse, Hoffmann’s sidekick. It’s during the run of Hoffmann – the final outing for John Schlesinger’s classic, but creaky production that we met for lunch – but, apart from the trouser roles that are her bread and butter, it was her debut as Dorabella, in last summer’s controversial staging of Così fan tutte by Christophe Honoré that took up much of our conversation.

Kate Lindsey
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