Praised for resonant, flexible singing, Canadian mezzo-soprano Linda Baird’s 2018/2019 season includes her debuts as Judith in Bluebeard's Castle (California Opera Association), Third Lady in The Magic Flute (Opera San Luis Obispo), The Mother in Ahmal and the Night Visitor (COA), Flora and Annina in La Traviata (COA), Abish in Ammon and the King (Culvercrest Publications), Mercedes in Carmen (Opera Modesto), and Carmen in Carmen (COA).
Her 2017/2018 season included: Suzuki in Madame Butterfly (Townsend Opera Modesto), Kate and Suzuki cover in Madame Butterfly (Opera SLO), Fricka in Die Walküre (Heroic Opera, Vancouver, Canada), and Tisbe in La Cenerentola (COA).
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 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.
Linda as Suzuki in Opera Modesto'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.