Linda Sommerhage began her first singing lessons with Annette Richter-Westermann, and later continued her studies under Reginaldo Pinheiro at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. She joined the class of Professor Hedwig Fassbender in 2001, receiving her opera singing Diploma in the summer of 2006. Her graduate studies led her to the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin with Professor Anneliese Fried, where she completed her degree Cum Laude.
While studying, Ms. Sommerhage made her professional debut at the Wiesbaden State Theatre and sang at the International Jacques Offenbach Festival in Bad Ems. In June 2006, she sang her first leading role, performing Dido as well as the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Montepulciano, Italy. She sang the Apprentice in Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Frankfurt Opera in the same year. During the 2006/2007 season, she was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Nuremberg State Theatre; performances included the German premiere of Les Enfants Terribles by Philip Glass and Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel. Her other performances included Siegrune in Die Walküre at the Opéra National du Rhin and Dorabella in Così fan tutte with the Zwingenberger Schlossfestspiele.
Ms. Sommerhage was a prize winner at the 1998 Euregio singing contest in Wish, Netherlands and was a finalist at the the Richard Strauss Competition in Munich in 2007. She received a grant from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “Live Music Now” in November 2004.

Linda Sommerhage was a member of the ensemble at the Landestheater Salzburg in the 2009-2010 season, and gave her debut at the Festspielhaus Salzburg.
In 2010, she joined the ensemble of the Staatstheater Oldenburg, where she was heard in roles including the title role of Antonio Bibalo's Fräulein Julie, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Larina in Eugene Onegin, Death in Death Knocks, the Trommler in Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Siebel in Faust, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Waltraute in Die Walküre, and Varvara in Katja Kabanova. In concert with the Oldenburgisches Staastsorchester she sang Mahler´s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette, Ravel’s Shéhérazade, and Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. During her time in Oldenburg, Ms. Sommerhage also appeared as a guest artist in Darmstadt, Osnabrück, Passau and Wiesbaden.
Recently, Ms. Sommerhage has focused on the music of Richard Wagner. She has made successful debuts as Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde, Oldenburg), Wellgunde (Opéra Monte Carlo), and the Wesendoncklieder (Oldenburg).
Since 2014, Linda Sommerhage is an ensemble member of the Staatstheater Mainz, where she has sung Maddalena in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Siebel in Faust, and in 2016 she made her role debuts as Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) and Mère Marie (Dialogues des Carmélites).