Gastdocent A Weekend Masterclass on vocal and performance technique
Linda Ormiston was born in Motherwell, Scotland and is a graduate in Mathematics and Music from Glasgow University. She continued her studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the London Opera Centre and after a season with English Opera for All, she joined Scottish Opera, for whom she sang more than 30 roles as a contract principal.
She is one of Britain’s most versatile artists – equally at home in opera or cabaret and she has sung with most of the main British Opera Companies.
Further afield, performances have taken her to Brussels, Monte Carlo, Marseilles, Lyon, Nantes, Angers, Lausanne, Frankfurt, Vancouver, Tokyo, Osaka and New York. She has appeared at the major International Music Festivals – Aix en Provence, Salzburg, Buxton, Como, St. Magnus, Covent Garden and for a record seven successive years in cabaret at the Edinburgh International Festival with Donald Maxwell as “The Music Box”.
Recent appearances have included Welsh National Opera’s Centenary production of The Merry Widow with Lesley Garrett, broadcast on BBC 2; guest soloist with Manchester’s Halle Orchestra; Katisha in The Mikado in Glasgow and opera performances in France – The Rake’s Progress and The Makropoulos Case in Nantes/Angers and Jenufa in Marseilles.