09.16.16World premiere: Juliet Palmer's Sweat with Center for Contemporary Opera
Leanne joins the Center for Contemporary Opera and maestro Lidiya Yankovskaya once more, for the world premiere of Juliet Palmer's a cappella opera Sweat, based on stories of textile workers worldwide. At National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street in Brooklyn, NY, October 26-27 at 7:00PM. tickets available here: https://nationalsawdust.org/opera-at-ns/
09.12.16Concert "Viva Musica" for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Center at Maple Grove, Kew Gardens NY
Leanne sings music of Mercedes Sosa on a program of varied and talented musicians in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Exhibit at 5pm, Concert at 6PM. Free and family-friendly. 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, NY.
02.09.15Miranda (Sankaram/Reese) with The Gallery Players, March 15 and 16, 2015
Leanne will play the role of Anjana Chatterpattee Wright in a staged reading of Kamala Sankaram's and Rob Reese's Miranda, a "steampunk murder mystery" where the audience will decide, and convict, the murderer. Did Anjana, Miranda's social-status-minded mother, do it? Come decide for yourself!
08.12.14Reviews are in for Andromache with American Thymele Theatre
Leanne earned high praise from reviewers for her performance in Euripides' Andromache of the titular once-queen now fallen on hard times: "charismatic presence, emotional commitment and surefooted negotiation of the text..." Visit the Press page or click the links for more.
07.16.14Title role in Euripides' Andromache with American Thymele Theatre, July 28-August 2 2014
Leanne essays the title role in Euripides' Andromache with American Thymele Theatre as part of their 2014 New York Euripides Summer Festival, heading a cast of 18 to perform this ancient rarity in traditional staging, performed outdoors and free to the public. Andromache opens July 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the East River Park Amphitheatre; additional performances are July 29 at the same time/location, July 30 and 31 at 6:00 at the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell, and August 2 at 8:00 p.m. at the Glicker-Milstein Theatre at Columbia University
04.16.14Art Song Preservation Society of New York masterclass with Tom Muraco, May 31
Leanne will sing Polish repertoire on the masterclass with Tom Muraco on Romantic and Post-Romantic Europe on Saturday, May 31st, from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at Opera America, 330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street).
12.31.13Teaser-Trailer for Harvard on Hudson is up on YouTube
Leanne appears as the Rich Woman in Ray Guarnieri's short film Harvard on Hudson, in post-production Winter 2013-14.
12.05.13Alto Soloist in Handel's Messiah with Norwalk Symphony 12.7.2013
Leanne sings the alto solos in the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, with soprano Amelia Watkins, tenor Thomas Young, and bass-baritone Michael Rice. Jonathan Yates conducts the Norwalk Symphony in this family-friendly "Holiday Extravaganza," where the audience will sing along with the choruses. 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.
12.05.13Leanne featured in short film Harvard on Hudson, currently in post-production
Leanne is featured as the "Rich Woman" in Raymond Guarnieri's short film Harvard on Hudson, shot on location in New York City in November 2013 and currently in post-production. More details forthcoming.
09.19.13Leanne selected for semifinals of Art Song Preservation Society of New York song competition
Leanne will compete in the semifinal round of the Art Song Preservation Society of New York's Mary Trueman Song Competition on Saturday, November 2nd, at the National Opera Center (the semifinal round is closed to the public). The finals will be held on March 29, 2014.
07.22.13World premiere opera Oration opens this Friday, July 26!
Leanne is part of the ensemble cast (role: "Mezzo Soprano 1") in the world premiere of Danish composer Line Tjornhoj's Oration, which closes The Center for Contemporary Opera's "New Opera Week" residency at The Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd Street, New York, New York. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/409794
The composer describes Oration as "a speech for humanity. Oration gives a unique description of the human experience and the love and hate, hope and despair, suffering and joy we see in our lifetimes."
06.25.13Recital with Opera Slavica at Bohemian National Hall, Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Leanne will present songs of Szymanowski and Chopin as part of an all-Slavic repertoire recital with Opera Slavica (William Hobbs, Founder and Artistric Director), alongside several other distinguished singers. Tickets available at www.inticketing.com/events/326035.
05.23.13July 26-27, 2013: world premiere of Oration by Line Tjørnhøj, with Center for Contemporary Opera
I am joining the ensemble cast of the world premiere of Line Tjørnhøj's Oration, which will perform this July 26 and 27 in New York City at The Cell Theatre in Chelsea. www.thecelltheatre.org
05.02.13Rhymes With Opera's Inaugural New Chamber Music Workshop, Summer 2013
I am excited to announce that I will be a participant in the inaugural New Chamber Music Workshop this summer, with Rhymes With Opera. Can't wait to meet my collaborators! Performance is August 10th in NYC - details to come.
04.03.13Sonnet Slam mentioned in the New York Times
April is Shakespeare Month. Come hear me (and 153 others) read all 154 sonnets at the 3rd Annual Shakespeare Sonnet Slam, mentioned in the last paragraph on this NYT Arts blog. I'm reading #92.
03.21.13Shakespeare (Sonnets) in the park...
Leanne will read Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 92 as part of "Shakespeare Sonnet Slam" on April 23rd at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Reading starts at 1:00 p.m.
02.18.13June opens and closes with Beethoven
Leanne will sing the alto solos in two Beethoven works in June: the Choral Fantasy with Westchester Oratorio Society on June 2, and Symphony No. 9 on June 21 with Greater Newburgh Symphony.
02.15.13New in the 'Listen' section - Mozart's Requiem with Astoria Symphony
"Recordare" and "Benedictus" from Mozart's Requiem in D Minor - recorded live June 2012 - with Astoria Symphony Orchestra and Astoria Symphonic Choir. With Allyson Herman, soprano www.allysonherman.com; Leanne Gonzalez-Singer, contralto; Blake Friedman, tenor www.BlakeFriedmanTenor.com; Matthew Singer, baritone www.matthewsingerbaritone.com; conducted by David Stech; Adam Eggleston, chorus master