Leah Hawkins

SOPRANO

"DOCTOR JESUS"
Porgy and Bess
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"GALATHEA"
Brettl-Lieder, Schoenberg
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Leah Hawkins

A native of Philadelphia, soprano Leah Hawkins begins the 2020-21 season as Desdemona in 7 DEATHS OF MARIA CALLAS at Bayerische Staatsoper & Greek National Opera, joins Valery Gergiev and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Beethoven Symphony No. 9, and presents a recital at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

The Metropolitan Opera
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, 2018-20
Washington National Opera
Cafritz Young Artist Program, 2015-2018
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"AVE MARIA"
Otello
"AVE MARIA"
Otello
Leah Hawkins
is represented by
Nathan Wentworth
Magnum Opus Artists

Schedule

Recital
Soloist

The Phillips Collection, 2021


7 DEATHS OF MARIA ...
Desdemona

Greek National Opera, 2021

Beethoven Symphony...
Soprano

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, 2021


Verdi Requiem
Soprano

Colorado Symphony, 2019

Recital
Soprano

Park Avenue Armory, 2019

Porgy and Bess
Strawberry Woman

The Metropolitan Opera, 2019

7 DEATHS OF MARIA ...
Desdemona

Bayerische Staatsoper, 2020

Biography

A native of Philadelphia, soprano Leah Hawkins begins the 2020-21 season as Desdemona in 7 DEATHS OF MARIA CALLAS at Bayerische Staatsoper & Greek National Opera, and joins Valery Gergiev and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for Beethoven Symphony No. 9. A recent alumna of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, last season she appeared at the Met to great acclaim as the Strawberry Woman in Porgy & Bess and Masha in The Queen of Spades. Other highlights include the 2019 North Carolina Opera Gala, Verdi’s Requiem with the Colorado Symphony, and the Caterina Jarboro Memorial Recital at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. In the 2018-19 season she made her Met debut as an Alms Collector in Suor Angelica and the High Priestess in Aida. Additional appearances included a Park Avenue Armory Recital, a return to the National Symphony Orchestra for a Labor Day Concert and DECLASSIFIED, and a Gala Concert with the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Leah is a 2018 Sullivan Foundation Award Winner, and the 2018 recipient of The Richard F. Gold Career Grant (The Shoshana Foundation) from Washington National Opera. She has received awards from The Young Patronesses of the Opera/Florida Grand Opera Vocal Competition, The Chautauqua Opera Guild, Yale School of Music, George London Foundation, Marcello Giordani Foundation, Opera Ebony, NANBPWC, Inc., and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Leah received her Master of Music in Voice from Yale University and Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morgan State University.


"Leah Hawkins brought dignity and pathos to the role of the worried, increasingly pessimistic mother. The soprano used her sumptuous voice vividly, nowhere more so than in the opera's bleakest line, "God, you are a rumor; God, you are smoke," rising to a long-held C-sharp of shattering impact." ​
— Opera News

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