Praised for resonant, flexible singing, Canadian mezzo-soprano Linda Baird’s 2021/2022 season includes her debuts as the featured mezzo-soprano in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem (Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra), featured mezzo-soprano in Hayden’s Lord Nelson’s Mass (Stockton Chorale), Hannah After in Laura Kaminski’s As One (Sacremento State New American Music Festival), and Jane Quig in Kevin Puts’ new opera Elizabeth Cree (West Edge Opera). This season also includes Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Opera Modesto).
2019/2020: 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), Monitor in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Mission Opera/Opera SLO/VOPA).
2018/2019: 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).
2017/2018: 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 Seattle and works as a teaching artist for San Francisco Opera.
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 Judith in California Opera's Bluebeard's Castle.
Linda as Carmen in California Opera's Carmen
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..