A versatile singer/actor, Leanne Gonzalez-Singer holds a B.A. in Theatre from the College of William and Mary and a M.M. from the New England Conservatory.

She has appeared on the operatic stage with Opera Omaha, Asheville Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera, Caramoor Festival, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, Center for Contemporary Opera, and the Ash Lawn-Highland Opera Festival, among others; operas performed include Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Carmen. As Madame de Croissy, the First Prioress, in dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's critically acclaimed Dialogues of the Carmelites, she earned praise from reviewers for her “rich chest voice" and “wrenching…perfect emotional pitch." Passionate about new works, she originated the role of Mattie Silver in the world premiere and recording of Douglas Allanbrook's Ethan Frome. In the summer of 2013 she was a mezzo soloist with new music ensemble Rhymes with Opera in their inaugural New Chamber Music Workshop, and also appeared in the world premiere of Line Tjornhoj's opera Oration with Center for Contemporary Opera. In October 2013 she reprised the role of the Prince in Sunny Knable's Leviathan, based on the play by Thornton Wilder. Most recently she joined American Lyric Theatre for a workshop of Andrea Clearfield's opera in development Mila: The Great Sorcerer, based on the story of Tibet's great spiritual teacher Milarepa, under the baton of Lidiya Yankovskaya.

In October 2016 she returns to Center for Contemporary Opera and maestro Lidiya Yankovskaya for the world premiere of Juliet Palmer's Sweat

Leanne made her NYC Fringe debut as Laura/Mother/a Dancing Figure in award-winning playwright Jonathan Galvez's A Life TBD; Theatre credits include Anjana in Kamala Sankaram's/Rob Reese's rock/tango/Hindustani/pop opera Miranda; the title role in Euripides' Andromache, as part of the Euripides 2014 Summer Festival; Maria and Olivia in Five Twelfths, an innovative adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night performed at the Producers' Club in New York City, as well as appearances regionally in classic musicals and light operas such as The Sound of Music, The Merry Widow, The Mikado, The Yeomen of the Guard, Guys and Dolls, and as Sadie Burke in All The King's Men. She plays the Rich Woman in Raymond Guarnieri's short film Harvard on Hudson (currently in post-production).


Recent concerts include excerpts from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo with the New York Classical Guitar Orchestra and Art Song Preservation Society of New York; Handel's Messiah, with the Norwalk Symphony; Concerts in the Parks also with the Art Song Preservation Society of New York and www.licconcerts.com in Long Island City, New York; Mendelssohn's Elijah and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with Westchester Oratorio Society, Mozart’s Requiem with Astoria Symphony, and an all-Chopin program at Lincoln Center for the composer’s 200th birthday with pianist William Hobbs; also concerts with Omaha Symphony, Charlottesville Symphony, Trinity Church Wall Street, and recitals in Boston, New York, and her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. In January 2016 she made her New York City jazz debut as a guest vocalist at Tomi Jazz (www.tomijazz.com) with Frank Ponzio (piano) and Tom Hubbard (bass).

Leanne has won awards from the Bel Canto Scholarship Foundation and the Annapolis Opera Competition, and been a finalist/semifinalist in several competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (NE Region), Joy In Singing, and the Art Song Preservation Society of New York. A finalist in the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Sembrich Competition, she was chosen to compete in the International Moniuszko Competition in Warsaw.

She lives in upper Manhattan with her husband, baritone Matthew Singer (www.matthewsingerbaritone.com), their son and daughter, and two rescued cats.