Vocally and dramatically impressive

The Washington Post



A native of Philadelphia, soprano Leah Hawkins begins the 2023-24 season in Verdi's Messa da Requiem and X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X at the Metropolitan Opera, reprises her roles in X at Seattle Opera, and debuts as Giorgetta in Il Tabarro at Dutch National Opera. She had a series of exciting role and house debuts in the 2022-23 season, beginning the season as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka at Pittsburgh Opera, followed by Ariadne auf Naxos at Arizona Opera, Tosca at Opera Memphis and Santa Fe Opera, and Musetta in La bohème at the Metropolitan Opera. The winner of the 2023 Marian Anderson Award and a 2022 Richard Tucker Career Grant, she presented a recital at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, sang Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Verdi's Messa da Requiem with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel.

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September 13 & 15, 2024
Park Avenue Armory
New York, NY


Kevin Miller, piano

C’est ainsi que tu es (That is how you are): This recital is a glimpse into my ongoing journey of finding, accepting and living as my truest self. Works by Jasmine Barnes, Francis Poulenc, Lili Boulanger, Jorell Williams, Joel Thompson & Peter Ashbourne.

September 19-21, 2024
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco, CA

Messa da Requiem

Giuseppe Verdi


Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

April 12, 13 & 19, 2025
Arizona Opera
Phoenix & Tucson, AZ


Giuseppe Verdi




Poulenc: Les chemins de l'amour

Katelan Trần Terrell, piano

From the Grand Tier of the Metropolitan Opera

Leah Hawkins impressed mightily with her plush tone and impeccable phrasing...

– The Baltimore Sun

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