Linda Baird

Praised for resonant, flexible singing, Canadian mezzo-soprano Linda Baird’s 2019/2020 season includes her debuts as the mezzo-soprano in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem (Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra), Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (Opera Romania Craiova), Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen (California Opera), Bartender in Nicolas Lell Benavides’ new opera Gilberto as part of the new composer series “Snapshot” (West Edge Opera), Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Opera Modesto), and Jane Quig/Annie in Kevin Puts’ new opera Elizabeth Cree (West Edge Opera). Her 2018/2019 season included Judith in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle (California Opera), Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Opera San Luis Obispo), The Mother in Menotti’s Ahmal and the Night Visitors (California Opera), Flora and Annina in Verdi’s La Traviata (California Opera), Abish in Deon Price’s new opera Ammon and the King (Culvercrest Publications), and Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen (Opera Modesto).
Her 2017/2018 season included: Suzuki in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (Townsend Opera Modesto), Kate and Suzuki cover in Madame Butterfly (Opera SLO), Fricka in Wagner’s Die Walküre (Heroic Opera, Vancouver, Canada), and Tisbe in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (California Opera). Other roles and companies include: Nora in Lillian Alling (Vancouver Opera), Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte (Vivace Opera, Philadelphia), Romeo in I Capuleti ei Montecchi (Burnaby Lyric Opera, Vancouver BC), Foreign Princess in Rusalka (Northern Czech Republic Orchestra), Rosina in The Barber of Seville (Bard on the Beach, Vancouver BC), Second Lady in The Magic Flute (Prince George Symphony), Charlotte in Werther (Burnaby Lyric Opera), Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus (Vancouver Concert Opera Society), Iolanthe in Iolanthe (Dragon Diva Opera, Vancouver BC), Valencienne in The Merry Widow (University of British Columbia), The Grand Duchess in The Goldoliers (UBC), Anna in Les Troyen (UBC Symphony Orchestra). Linda is a native of North Vancouver, BC, Canada, and a Master of Music in Opera graduate from The University of British Columbia. Linda resides in San Francisco and works as a teaching artist for San Francisco Opera.

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