Leah Hawkins

Leah Hawkins

A native of Philadelphia, soprano Leah Hawkins is in her first season of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. This season she appeared with WNO as Mrs. Dorsey and Viola Lee in the world premiere of the revised version of Appomattox. Her roles include Julia Child in the one-woman opera Bon Appétit, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, La Badessa in Suor Angelica, Giulietta in Les contes d'Hoffmann, Tisbe in La Cenerentola, and Maria in Porgy and Bess. On the concert stage, she has appeared with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Black Pearl Orchestra, Chesapeake Youth Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, and the New Haven Symphony. She has been a young artist with the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance Program, Houston Grand Opera's Young Artist Vocal Academy, and Central City Opera. In the summer of 2015 she was a Studio Artist with Chautauqua Opera, covering the role of Madame Larina in Eugene Onegin. Awards include an Encouragement Award at the 2015 George London Competition, second place at the 2015 New England Region finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Hope Clark award at the 2014 Opera Ebony Competition, Finalist and Encouragement Award at the 2014 Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition, first place at the 2013 National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists, and an Encouragement Award at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Region finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morgan State University and her Master of Music from Yale School of Music.

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