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Biography

Mezzo-soprano

Leah Wool’s upcoming appearances include a return to Utah Opera, for the role of Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and appearances with Boston Baroque and the Nashville Symphony. Last season she sang the role of Minerva in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Boston Baroque, made her debut with the Milwaukee Symphony in Handel’s Messiah, and performed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra under Mark Laycock.

Highlights of recent seasons include appearances as Angelina in La Cenerentola with both Nashville Opera and Knoxville Opera, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Sacramento Opera and Piedmont Opera, Philip Glass’s Kepler with Spoleto Festival USA, Handel's Messiah with the Kansas City Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony, the title role in Montsalvatge's El gato con botas with Gotham Chamber Opera, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel with Utah Opera, and the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Little Orchestra Society at Avery Fisher Hall. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2011 in Duruflé’s Requiem and was heard here most recently in 2012 as the second mezzo-soprano in Debussy’s The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian.

Ms. Wool was the recipient of a 2008 Sullivan Foundation Award and she was a Second Place Winner in the 2005 Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition. A native of Long Island, New York, she holds degrees from Yale University and Westminster Choir College.

(December 2014)