Mezzo-soprano Linda Barcan trained at the Conservatorium of Newcastle, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. A French Government scholarship led to a two-year long engagement with the Opéra de Lyon, followed by a 10-year association with Opera Australia. Linda has an affinity for 20th and 21st century opera, with appearances in Christina’s World (Sydney Chamber Opera), Abelard and Heloise (Opera Hunter), Pecan Summer (Short Black Opera) and The Emperor of Atlantis (Lost & Found Opera).
Linda has performed in concert in Australia, France and South-East Asia, including performances with the Sinfonia de Lyon, Sydney Youth Orchestra, L’Ecole Territoriale de Musique and art song and Lieder societies around Australia.
Linda has featured on recordings for Virgin, Decca, Warner and ABC Records, and in broadcasts for ABC-TV, ABC Radio, Radio France and Radio France Outre-Mer.