Praised for resonant, flexible singing, Canadian mezzo soprano Linda Baird has performed with opera companies and orchestras, both locally and around the world, including: Seattle Opera, Vancouver Opera, Opera Română Craiova, North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, West Edge Opera, ViVace - Opera Philadelphia, Opera Modesto, Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, Festival of New American Music Sacramento State, Vancouver Concert Opera Society, Opera Modesto, Burnaby Lyric Opera, Opera San Luis Obispo, California Opera, Mission Opera, Valley Opera and Performing Arts, Heroic Opera, Bellevue Festival of Nativity Orchestra, Lompoc Pops Orchestra.
Recently featured in Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Linda has also performed in a variety of other roles, including Carmen in Bizet's Carmen, Zita in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Dorabella - Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Rosina - Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Judith - Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, Charlotte - Massenet’s Werther, Romeo - Bellini's I Capuleti ei Montecchi, Foreign Princess - Dvořák’s Rusalka, Flora and Annina - Verdi's La Traviata, Mercedes - Bizet's Carmen, Suzuki - Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Fricka - Wagner's Die Walküre, Tisbe - Rossini's La Cenerentola, Third Lady - Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Prince Orlofsky - Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Valencienne - Lehár’s The Merry Widow, The Grand Duchess - The Goldoliers, and Anna - Berlioz's Les Troyen.
Linda has enjoyed performing new opera works, including: the role of Hannah After in Laura Kaminsky’s As One, Jane Quig in Kevin Puts' Elizabeth Cree, Nora in John Estacio’s Lillian Alling, Bartender in Nicolas Lell Benavides' Gilberto, and Abish in Deon Price's Ammon and the King.
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 Seattle and works as a teaching artist for San Francisco Opera.
Linda performs the role of Hannah (After) in The Festival of New American Music Sacramento State's "As One".
Linda performs the role of Fricka
in Heroic Opera's Die Walküre..
Linda as Monitor in Suor Angelica with Vopa, Mission Opera, Opera SLO.
Linda as Suzuki in Opera Modesto's
Linda performing in Ammon and the King.
Linda as Third Lady in Opera San Luis Obispo's The Magic Flute..