Leah Hawkins, Soprano
Soprano Leah Hawkins is a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera, 2021 winner of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Women in Classical Music Career Advancement Award, and 2022 Richard Tucker Career Grant recipient.
Ms. Hawkins began the 2023-24 season as the Soprano Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem at The Metropolitan Opera conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Other season highlights include a role debut in Anthony Davis’ X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X (Louise/Betty) with The Metropolitan Opera and Seattle Opera. In the spring, she will make her role and house debut at Dutch National Opera in a new production of Il tabarro (Giorgetta) directed by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Lorenzo Viotti. On the concert stage she performs the Dvořák Requiem with American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder with Opera Roanoke.
Last season, she made her role and house debut at Pittsburgh Opera in Rusalka (Foreign Princess). Other season engagements included debuts with The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Memphis for Tosca (title role), Arizona Opera for Ariadne auf Naxos (title role), and her return to The Metropolitan Opera for La bohème (Musetta). On the concert stage, she made her debut at the innagural Sag Harbor Song Festival and presented a recital at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre.