Soprano Leah Partridge’s current and future engagements include MUSETTA La bohème Washington National Opera and Atlanta Opera, HELENA A Midsummer Night’s Dream Valencia, MIMI La boheme Opera Omaha, OPHELIE Hamlet Opera Birmingham, PAMINA Die Zauberflöte Boston Baroque, a recital with Lawrence Brownlee Augusta, GA, recitals with violinist David Coucheron Oslo, Norway and concerts with Vlaamse Opera, where she performed CUNEGONDE Candide last season.
In 2010, Ms. Partridge performed MARIE La fille du régiment Metropolitan Opera, which was broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio. Other recent engagements from the past few seasons include VIOLETTA Semper Oper in Dresden, VIOLETTA and MUSETTA Opera Company of Philadelphia, CONTESSA DI FOLLEVILLE Il viaggio a Reims, Teatro Maggio Musicale in Florence, AMINA (cover) La sonnambula Metropolitan Opera, MICAELA Carmen Opera Omaha, LEILA Les pêcheurs de perles Michigan Opera Theatre and Pittsburgh Opera, ADINA L’elisir d’amore Atlanta Opera and Folies Lyriques in Montpellier, an outdoor concert in Eisenstadt (Austria) with Mezzo Elina Garanca and conductor Karel Mark Chichon, and a return to Florida Grand Opera to reprise the role of ROXANE David DiChiera's Cyrano, a role she created for the 2007 World Premiere at Michigan Opera Theatre.
Her Metropolitan Opera debut first came in 2008 as FIRST NIECE Peter Grimes followed by LA CHARMEUSE Thaïs, and covers as ROSINA Il barbiere di Siviglia, OPHELIA Hamlet and MARIE. In 2012, she released a solo album Finding Home, a collection of American Art Songs with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and Jake Heggie.
Past noted engagements include GILDA Rigoletto Deutsche Oper Berlin, CUNEGONDE Candide Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, LUCIA Lucia di Lammermoor Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, SUSANNA Le nozze di Figaro Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Spano, Maria Padilla (title role) Washington Concert Opera, KONSTANZE Die Entführung aus dem Serail Michigan Opera Theatre, Lakmé (title role), AMINA La sonnambula and CLEOPATRA Giulio Cesare Florida Grand Opera and a concert with Marcello Giordani.
As a concert soloist, Ms. Partridge has sung Handel’s Messiah Cleveland Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony, where she returned for a performance entitled Bernstein’s Broadway, with the Atlanta Symphony under Robert Spano.
A native of Georgia, Ms. Partridge earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Mercer University and her Master of Music degree from Indiana University, where she received the prestigious Wilfred C. Bain opera fellowship. She was a 2004 National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Competition.