Linda Pavelka made herSeattle Opera debut as Miss Jessel in Britten’s Turn of the Screw in 1994. She returned in 2001 to sing the Kitchen Boy in Dvorak’s Rusalka and in 2003 to sing the Third Flower Maiden and the Second Esquire in Wagner’s Parsifal. A former member of the Staatsoper and the Volksoper in Vienna, Pavelka has also sung at New York City Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Berlin Philharmonic, Israeli Opera Company, the RaviniaFestival, and Carnegie Hall. Roles for this Canadian mezzo-soprano include Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Rosina in Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia, Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma, Angelina in Rossini’s Cenerentola, Cherubino in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, and Sesto in Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito. Pavelka sang Isabella in Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri with Opera Santa Barbara in March. Her most recent role at Seattle Opera has been Muse/Nicklausse in the 2005 production of Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann.