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 more than 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 Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vlaamse Oper Antwerp (Belgium), Teatro Colón (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, Atlanta Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Omaha,
and the 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 2016–2017 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, 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 Mimì in La bohème with Opera Omaha and return for their Opera Outdoors concert series. In January 2017, she will make her company debut as Diana with Minnesota Opera in the Da Ponte opera L’arbore di Diana, a rare Mozart-like comedy by composer Martín y Soler.
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 on 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 semifinalist in the Metropolitan National Opera Competition. More information about Ms. Partridge’s schedule, recordings, and previous performances can be found at www.leahpartridge.com, and detailed commentary can be followed on her Facebook Fan page and Twitter @leahoperabird.