Linda Baird

Mezzo Soprano


About Linda

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.




Recordings

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
 
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Linda as Suzuki in Opera Modesto's
Madame Butterfly.
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Linda performing in Ammon and the King.

Linda as Third Lady in Opera San Luis Obispo's The Magic Flute..


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Opera
Role
Company

Lord Nelson Mass
Mezzo Soprano Soloist
Stocton Chorale
As One
Hannah After
FeNAM Sacramento State
The Magic Flute
Third Lady
Opera Modesto
Elizabeth Cree
Jane Quig
West Edge Opera
Suor Angelica
Monitor
Opera SLO/Mission/VOPA
Gilberto
Bartender
West Edge Opera
Gianni Schicchi
Zita
Opera Romania Craiova
Carmen
Carmen
California Opera Association
Carmen
Mercedes
Opera Modesto
Ammon and the King
Abish
Culvercrest Publications
La Traviata
Flora, Annina
California Opera Association
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Mother
California Opera Association
The Magic Flute
Third Lady
Opera San Luis Obispo
Bluebeard's Castle
Judith
California Opera Association
Madame Butterfly
Suzuki
Townsend Opera
Madame Butterfly
Kate, Suzuki cover
Opera San Luis Obispo
La Cenerentola
Tisbe
California Opera Association
Die Walkure
Fricka
Heroic Opera
Lillian Alling
Nora
Vancouver Opera
La Cenerentola
Cenerentola
Seattle Opera Guild
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Romeo
Burnaby Lyric Opera
Dialogues of the Camelites
Soeur Catherine
Vancouver Opera
Cosi fan tutte
Dorabella
ViVace
Die Fledermaus
Prince Orlofsky
VanCOCO
Werther
Charlotte
Burnaby Lyric Opera
The Messiah
He was Despised
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Rusalka
Foreign Princess
North Czech Philharmonic
Iolanthe
Iolanthe
Dragon Diva Opera
The Barber of Seville
Rosina
Bard on the Beach
The Gondoliers
The Grand Duchess/Tessa
UBC Opera
The Merry Widow
Valencienne
UBC Opera
Lady with the Lamp
Mother Bridgeman
UBC Opera
The Magic Flute
Second Lady
Prince George Symphony
Les Troyens
Anna
UBC Symphony


Engagements

Opera Modesto
 

The Magic Flute

October 15 & 17, 2021

Third Lady in Opera Modesto's The Magic Flute

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Festival of New American Music
Sacramento State University

As One

November 12, 2021

Hannah After in Laura Kaminski's As One

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Stockton Chorale
 

Lord Nelson Mass

March 6, 2022

Mezzo Soprano Soloist in Hayden's Lord Nelson Mass

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Sacramento Choral Society
and Orchestra

Verdi's Requiem

May 14, 2022

Mezzo Soprano Soloist in Verdi's Requiem

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Opera Modesto
 

Three Mezzos

September 18, 2022

Mezzo Soprano Soloist in Three Mezzos

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