Nicole Leung
(She/Her) Canadian soprano, originally from Toronto and currently based in Calgary as a McPhee Artist at Calgary Opera. 
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Nicole Leung

Praised for “her natural warmth matched equally by innate lyricism ” (Opera Canada), Canadian soprano Nicole Leung was most recently seen as Pamina in The Little Opera Company’s production of The Magic Flute: The Trials of Tamino and Pamina. She returns this Fall as a McPhee Artist at Calgary Opera, where she will be seen as Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Past season highlights at Calgary Opera include Frasquita (Carmen), Delia in Joe Illick’s Stone Soup, Héro in the company’s resident artist production of Béatrice et Bénédict, and La Fée (Cinderella) for its school touring production.

A graduate of the Yale School of Music, Ms. Leung was seen as Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, and Morgana in Alcina. She also sang the role of Amy in a workshop of the world-premier opera The Snowy Day by Joel Thompson and libretto by Andrea Davis Pinkney, commissioned by Houston Grand Opera. Within the Yale Opera Scenes Program, she was seen in Falstaff (Nannetta), Le Comte Ory (Comtesse Adèle), Ariadne auf Naxos (Naiad), and La Rondine (Lisette), Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie), and La Bohème (Musetta). In addition to operatic performances, Ms. Leung appeared as Soprano Soloist with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra in their Mozart Requiem performance and as Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Chorale Fantasy with the Yale Philharmonia.
Ms. Leung has been a Manetti Shrem Vocal Fellow with Festival Napa Valley, where she covered Adina (L’elisir d’amore). She has also attended SongFest in Los Angeles, CA as both a Young Artist and Studio Artist, underwritten by the ArtSong Foundation of Canada (‘19). At SongFest, she had the opportunity to work alongside composers John Musto and Jake Heggie in curated concert performances. As a devoted interpreter of song repertoire, she was honored to receive Third Place in the Hal Leonard American Vocal Competition for Art Song in 2019.

Other operatic roles include Nerone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Romilda (Serse). In addition to her operatic and song performances, she has appeared as Soprano Soloist in a variety of concert programs, including Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder with New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. Ms.Leung holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music (BM ‘19) and the Yale School of Music (MM ‘21, MMA ‘22).

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Waterbury, Connecticut

Mozart Requiem Soprano Soloist