We are delighted to announce that soprano Linda Richardson has joined our roster for general management. Linda was born in Cheshire and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was a Peter Moores Foundation Scholar and winner of the Frederic Cox Award. She completed her studies at the National Opera Studio.
Highlights in recent seasons include Violetta La traviata (Scottish Opera) and for Welsh National Opera the title role Anna Bolena, Violetta and Almaltea Moses in Egitto, and Elvira I puritani.
An English National Opera Company Principal between 1997 and 2005, her roles there included Virtue The Coronation of Poppea, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, Lauretta Gianni Schicchi, Micaela Carmen, Gretel Hansel and Gretel, Gilda Rigoletto, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Mimi La bohème, title roles The Fairy Queen and Alcina, Violetta La traviata, Woglinde Das Rhinegold, Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Donna Anna Don Giovanni.
Next season Linda will perform Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly for Welsh National Opera.