Linda Minarik, mezzo soprano, is a versatile singer, at home in many styles. Her opera roles include Carmen (Carmen), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), and Siebel (Faust), and she has also performed the part of Flosshilde in Wagner's Das Rheingold. In the realm of light opera and musical theater, she has portrayed Dame Hannah in Ruddigore, Lady Thiang in The King and I, and Lilly in Carnival. In the sacred repertory, Ms. Minarik has performed works by Bach, Gibbons, and Buxtehude. She has appeared with Marilyn Horne, Gerard Schwarz conducting; with Peter Shickele on the PDQ Bach Christmas concert series at Carnegie Hall; and with Ransom Wilson in the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. Most recently, Ms. Minarik has been heard in opera duets with Camille Latour. Linda studies with Dan and Mara Merriman in New York City. She is also a classical pianist, and pursues intensive study of ballet.

Linda has a powerful American sound, backed up by a strong bel canto technique. Her voice is also characterized by a remarkable clarity--from the top to the bottom of her range.