LINDSAY MECHER 25, born in Chicago, Illinois, is a recent graduate of the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute of the UNC School of the Arts. With Fletcher, Ms. Mecher has performed the roles of Carmen in La tragédie de Carmen, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, and The Secretary in The Consul. She recently won second place in both the Heafner-Williams and Charlotte Opera Guild Competitions. Ms. Mecher took first place in both the 2013 Chicago NATS Competition and 2012 NPU Music Performance Awards., and has participated in both Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance and Chautauqua Institute Voice Programs. Lindsay Mecher received her bachelor’s degree from North Park University. This is her first summer at the Music Academy of the West.