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Linda Richardson
4 January 2021

Debut solo CD release for Linda Richardson

Linda Richardson's debut solo recording, ITALIAN OPERA ARIAS, is released on 8 January by Chandos Records. 

The recording with the Sinfonia of London, conducted by John Wilson, features arias from operas including La traviata, La forza del destino, Anna Bolena, La bohème and Madama Butterfly.

Linda Richardson writes: ‘I have had the privilege of performing many of the great leading soprano roles in the operatic repertoire, but as my career progressed, I found a special love and affinity for the roles that stood as pillars in Italian opera. The beautiful melodic lines, dramatic language, and the overall musical craftsmanship of these Italian composers make their characters especially thrilling. I chose these particular arias because they show the huge variety of heroines that can be found in the greatest Italian operas. Although most of the arias are expressions of love and loss it is the individual emotional journey of each character which I find so compelling.’

30 November 2018

Linda Richardson perfoms Suor Angelica at the RNCM

Linda Richardson performs the title role in Suor Angelica for the Royal Northern College of Music, where she is a School of Vocal Studies and Opera, Artist in Residence. Linda is peforming the title role as part of an initiative to allow the students to perform side-by-side with established and experienced performers.

Performances take place on 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15 December as part of a double bill with Gianni Schicchi at the RNCM Theatre.

14 September 2018

Linda Richardson returns to Welsh National Opera

Following acclaimed performances in Madama Butterfly, Linda Richardson returns to Welsh National Opera this autumn as Violetta in their classic production of La traviata. The original production is directed by Sir David McVicar (revived by Sarah Crisp) and conducted by James Southall.

Performances take place from 21 September until the end of November, opening in Cardiff before touring.

4 March 2017

Linda Richardson performs Brahms Requiem

Linda Richardson performs Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, conducted by Timothy Redmond with the Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.

The performance takes place at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge on Satiurday 11 March 2017.

17 February 2017

Linda Richardson performs in Madama Butterfly for WNO

Linda Richardson performs Cio-Cio-San in Welsh National Opera's production of Madam Butterfly. The original production is directed by Joachim Herz (revived by Sarah Crisp) and conducted by Lawrence Foster and Andrew Greenwood.

Performances take place from 17 February until the end of June in Cardiff, Dubai, Bristol, Llandudno and Birmingham.

8 November 2016

Linda Richardson performs the Verdi Requiem

Linda Richardson performs the Verdi Requiem with the Cleveland Phiharmonic Choir, conducted by John Forsyth MBE with the Mowbray Orchestra.

The performance on 12 November takes place at Sage Gateshead.