INDIVIDUAL - SCAD ID - #380
SCAC Verified Teaching Artist
Linda Suda has performed a variety of operatic and music theatre roles with companies on the East Coast as well as the West. A native of Pennsylvania, Ms. Suda graduated from Seton Hill College and pursued graduate studies at the University of Missouri and Peabody Conservatory. While a student at Peabody, Ms. Suda was chosen, through process of audition, as an artist diploma candidate. She was a national winner in the American Opera Awards, a Metropolitan Opera regional finalist and a finalist with the Center for Contemporary Opera. Ms. Suda has received critical acclaim for her oratorio roles including the Angel in Laud to the Nativity, and soprano soloist in the Bach Cantata #51, and the Rutter Requiem. She has performed as a soloist with the Four Corners Opera, Light Opera of Manhattan, Baltimore Opera Company, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis among others. Ms. Suda’s appearances with other organizations include soloist with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Tacoma Opera, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. One of her most memorable appearances was as soprano soloist with the Earshot Jazz Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts. Linda was co-founder and general director of Oklahoma Civic Opera in Oklahoma City and as an Oklahoma State Arts Council artist-in-residence, Linda directed and performed the role of the Queen of the Night in that company’s first production, The Magic Flute. Linda is a past artist-in-residence in New York and Oklahoma and was a rostered artist with the Washington State Arts Commission.