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.