Marjorie Leake portrait

Soprano Marjorie Leake has wonderfully risen to the task in recent high visibility engagements in New York City, when in 2012 she sang the role of Chrysothemis with One World Symphony in their Manhattan production of Richard Strauss' Elektra, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of that opera's premiere, under the baton of music director Sung Jin Hong. As her return engagement, she just recently appeared again with One World Symphony, this time assuming the title role in Samuel Barber’s Vanessa.

Opera companies where she has performed include the Central City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, The New Orleans Opera Association, Ash Lawn-Highland Summer Festival, Cincinnati Opera and the Zürich Opera. While a member of the International Opera Center in Zürich, she appeared in concert throughout Switzerland and Germany and sang the roles of Fidalma in Il Matrimonio Segreto and Die Eule in Das Schlaue Füchslein. In addition to her duties with the Opera Center, she performed as a soloist with the Zürich Bach Choir.

With the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra of New Orleans, Marjorie was featured as soprano soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, and Bernstein’s Songfest. In New York, she has been presented in recital at St. Paul’s Chapel as part of the Trinity Noonday Concerts. She also performed with several arts/opera outreach organizations including Young Audiences of Massachusetts in Boston, New Orleans Opera's "Metropelican Opera" and the Cincinnati Opera's ECCO program. As a resident artist with the Cincinnati Opera, she sang the roles of The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and Mercedes in Carmen.

Marjorie has sung the title role in Suor Angelica with New Jersey’s Garden State Opera and the role of Nedda in I Pagliacci with the Henry Street Opera in New York City. A native of New Orleans, Marjorie is a graduate of Tulane University and received her Masters degree from The New England Conservatory of Music.

Her current operatic repertoire includes Strauss: Ariadne, Kaiserin and Chrysothemis; Wagner: Sieglinde, Elisabeth, Elsa and Senta; Puccini: Tosca and Minnie; and Verdi: Amelia and Elvira. Marjorie currently lives in New York where she studies with Bill Schuman.