Linda Baird

Mezzo Soprano

About Linda

Praised for resonant, flexible singing, Canadian mezzo-soprano Linda Baird’s 2018/2019 season includes her debuts as Judith Bluebeard's Castle (California Opera Association), Third Lady The Magic Flute (Opera San Luis Obispo), The Mother Ahmal and the Night Visitors (COA), Flora La Traviata (COA), Mercedes Carmen (Townsend Opera Modesto), and Carmen Carmen (COA).

Her 2017/2018 season included: Suzuki Madame Butterfly (Townsend Opera Modesto), Kate and Suzuki cover Madame Butterfly (Opera SLO), Fricka Die Walküre (Heroic Opera, Vancouver, Canada), and Tisbe La Cenerentola (COA).

Other roles and companies include: Nora Lillian Alling (Vancouver Opera), Dorabella Cosi fan tutte (Vivace Opera, Philadelphia), Romeo I Capuleti ei Montecchi (Burnaby Lyric Opera, Vancouver BC), Foreign Princess Rusalka (Northern Czech Republic Orchestra), Rosina Barber of Seville (Bard on the Beach, Vancouver BC), Second Lady The Magic Flute (Prince George Symphony), Charlotte Werther (Burnaby Lyric Opera), Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus (Vancouver Concert Opera Society), Iolanthe Iolanthe (Dragon Diva Opera, Vancouver BC), Valencienne The Merry Widow (University of British Columbia), The Grand Duchess The Goldoliers (UBC), Anna 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.


Linda as Suzuki in Townsend Opera's
Madame Butterfly.

Linda performs the role of Fricka
in Heroic Opera's Die Walküre.

Linda as Kate Pinkerton in
Opera San Luis Obispo's Madame Butterfly.


OPERA/ORATORIO - Selected Credits

Bluebeard's Castle
California Opera Association

Madame Butterfly
Townsend Opera

Madame Butterfly
Kate, Suzuki cover
San Luis Obispo Opera

La Cenerentola
California Opera Assoc.

Die Walkure
Heroic Opera

Lillian Alling
Vancouver Opera

La Centerentola
Seattle Opera Guild

Dialogues of the Camelites
Soeur Catherine
Vancouver Opera

Cosi fan tutte

Die Fledermaus
Prince Orlofsky

The Messiah
He was Despised
VSO (Vancouver, BC)

Foreign Princess
North Czech Philharmonic


California Opera Association

Bluebeard's Castle

August, 2018

Linda will be singing the role of Judith in Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle.

Opera San Luis Obispo

The Magic Flute

October 13 & 14, 2018

Linda will be performing the role of Third Lady in Opera San Luis Obispo's The Magic Flute.

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California Opera Association

La Traviata

November, 2018

Linda will be singing the role of Flora Bervoix in Giuseppe Verde's La Traviata.

Townsend Opera Presents


May 3 & 5, 2019

Linda will be performing the role of Mercedes in Townsend Opera's rendition of Carmen.

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