Soprano Leah Partridge has received consistent praise worldwide for her intelligent and compelling interpretations of opera’s most beloved heroines. Opera Magazine praised her for her “clarity, accuracy, and poise,” and the Detroit Free Press has hailed her for her “lovely presence and shining voice.” Since making her debut in 2003 as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Ms. Partridge has had a career full of remarkable milestones. She has performed over 40 leading roles in her short career. Her Metropolitan Opera debut came in 2008 as the First Niece in Peter Grimes followed by several return engagements. She has performed in some of the world’s greatest opera houses such as; Deutche Oper Berlin, Vlaamse Oper Antwerp Belgium, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Palau de les Artes Valencia Spain, Opera Philadelphia, Maggio Musicale Florence Italy, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova Italy, Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Omaha, and Dresden Semper Oper, among many others. She has been seen in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Boston Baroque Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and San Diego Symphony.
In the 2016-17 season Ms. Partridge will be in performance with the new and contemporary opera company, Onsite Opera in New York City with performances of Dominick Argento’s acclaimed one woman tour de force Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night. Onsite Opera seeks innovative and intimate performance venues and modern productions to present around Manhattan and is forging the way for a new operatic experience. Ms. Partridge will make her stage debut of Puccini’s beloved Mimi in La Bohème with Opera Omaha and return for their Opera Outdoors concert series. She will make her company debut as Diana with The Minnesota Opera in the Da Ponte opera L’arbore di Diana, a rare Mozart like comedy by composer Martín y Soler in January 2017. Ms. Partridge will also make her debut in Palermo, Sicily in September 2017 reprising the role of Helena in Paul Curran’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Ms. Partridge serves as Assistant Professor of Voice at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta and will be seen in recital at the Bailey Center on the KSU campus February 22, 2017. Ms. Partridge is a 1997 graduate of Mercer University and a 2001 graduate of Indiana University where she received the prestigious Wilfred. C. Bain Opera Fellowship. She won first place in the vocal competitions of Palm Beach and Opera Birmingham and in 2004 was a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan National Opera Competition. More information about Ms. Partridge’s schedule, recordings, previous performances, and teaching studio availability can be found at www.leahpartridge.com Detailed commentary on all of these events can be followed on her Facebook Fan page and Twitter @leahoperabird.