Praised for resonant, flexible singing, Canadian mezzo-soprano Linda Baird has sung in numerous opera companies and symphonies including: Seattle Opera, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Northern Czech Philharmonic, San Jose Opera, Prince George Symphony, and Burnaby Lyric Opera.
Her 2017/2018 season includes her debut as Judith in California Opera Association's Bluebeard's Castle, Third Lady in Opera San Luis Obispo's The Magic Flute, Suzuki in Townsend Opera's Madame Butterfly, Kate with San Luis Obispo Opera’s Madame Butterfly and Suzuki cover; Fricka with Heroic Opera’s Die Walküre in Vancouver, Canada; and Tisbe in California Opera’s La Cenerentola.
Other roles Linda has performed include: Dorabella Cosi fan tutte, Romeo I Capuleti ei Montecchi, Nora Lillian Alling, Rosina Barber of Seville, Charlotte Werther, Foreign Princess Rusalka, Iolanthe Iolanthe, Second Lady The Magic Flute, Valencienne The Merry Widow, The Grand Duchess The Goldoliers, Mercedes Carmen, Anna Les Troyen.
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
Linda performs the role of Fricka
in Heroic Opera's Die Walküre.
Linda as Kate Pinkerton in
Opera San Luis Obispo's Madame Butterfly.
Linda will be singing the role of Judith in Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle.
Linda will be singing the role of Flora Bervoix in Giuseppe Verde's La Traviata.