Leah Wool

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Opera News has hailed mezzo-soprano Leah Wool as “among the more distinctive and accomplished artists of her generation,” with a “distinguished, lovely timbre.”

Her 2011- 2012 season includes the roles of Dido and also the Sorceress in concert performances of Dido and Aeneas with the Portland Baroque Orchestra and the Oregon Bach Festival, a return to the San Francisco Symphony, as the second mezzo soprano in Debussy’s The Martyrdom of St. Sebastien, and appearances for Handel’s Messiah with both the Kansas City Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony.

In previous seasons, Ms. Wool appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as the Second Bridesmaid in Le nozze di Figaro, Marshal Murat’s Adjutant in War and Peace, and the Second Novice in Suor Angelica. She has sung Angelina in La Cenerentola with Orlando Opera, the Secretary in Menotti’s The Consul at Glimmerglass Opera, the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon and Erika in Vanessa with Central City Opera, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Delia in Il Viaggio a Reims at New York City Opera, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Utah Opera, and Léoena in La Belle Hélène with Santa Fe Opera.

Leah Wool graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Westminster Choir College. She later attended Yale University, where she received both a Master’s Degree in Music and an Artist Diploma.