Linda Richardson

Elvira I puritani (from 27 October)

Previously for Welsh National Opera: title role Anna Bolena, Violetta La traviata, Amaltea Mosè in Egitto. Recent engagements: Violetta La traviata (Scottish Opera); Alice Ford Falstaff (Opera Holland Park). Born in Cheshire, she studied at the Royal Northern College of Music as a Peter Moores Foundation Scholar, and at the National Opera Studio. Engagements include Madam Butterfly (Longborough Opera); Mimì La bohème (Opera Holland Park, Opera North and English National Opera); title role Katya Kabanova (English Touring Opera); Violetta La traviata, Gilda Rigoletto, Countess The Marriage of Figaro (ON); and numerous roles as a company principal at English National Opera. Her recordings include Hearts and Flowers - a collection of Victorian parlour songs, and Oscar Un ballo in maschera for Chandos.