Rising opera star from Georgia
Soprano Leah Partridge has received consistent praise for her virtuosic technique and dramatic insight. She has made some of the great bel canto roles her own, and her career already includes many performances of the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Violetta in La Traviata, and Gilda in Rigoletto.
In the 2008 season, Leah Partridge makes her Metropolitan Opera debut singing the First Niece in a new production of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes.
Born in Lincolnton near Augusta, Partridge lives today in Macon, Georgia. She attended Mercer University there as an undergraduate music major and went on to study the operatic repertoire at Indiana University as a graduate student. In between her globe-trotting engagements in opera houses around the world, Partridge found time to perform for State of the Arts at the GPB studios with Craig Kier, esteemed accompanist for the Atlanta Opera. Learn more about Ms. Partridge at the Columbia Artists Management website.