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Mezzo soprano Leah Giselle Field is noted for her versatility as a vocalist and the strength of her dramatic presence. A graduate of Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program, she is a Vancouver Opera Foundation Amatori bursary recipient and district winner and regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia.

Recent performances include Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Vancouver Bach Choir, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Eugene Onegin, Le Nozze di Figaro and Hansel and Gretel with Vancouver Opera, and productions of Luisa Miller, Suor Angelica, Cendrillon, and Aida in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and British Columbia. Upcoming engagements include ... appearances in the Vancouver Opera Chamber Music Festival, with the VSO School of Music Choral Masterworks, and the Vancouver Bach Choir.

Leah has sung in North America, Europe, and China in opera, recital, and with orchestras and chamber ensembles. She has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Sea to Sky Symphony, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Toronto, the West Coast Symphony, and the UBC Symphony Orchestra, and as a recitalist throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.

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calendar performances

2019/2020 Season

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Jun 2019

Beethoven

Symphony No.9

Vancouver Bach Choir

Vancouver

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Jun 2019

BWV 147

VSO School of Music Choral Masterworks

Vancouver

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May 2019

Debussy

Trois Chansons de Bilitis

Vancouver Opera Chamber Music Festival

Vancouver

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Mar 2019

Massenet

Cendrillon

Windsor Symphony

Windsor

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May 2018

Shostakovich

Op. 79

Vancouver Opera Chamber Music Festival

Vancouver

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Apr 2018

Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

Vancouver Opera

Vancouver

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Feb 2018

Mahler

Symphony No. 8

Vancouver Bach Choir

Vancouver

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Nov 2017

Verdi

Messa da Requiem

Vancouver Bach Choir

Vancouver

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Apr 2017

Mozart

Le Nozze di Figaro

Vancouver Opera

Vancouver

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Nov 2016

Humperdinck

Hansel and Gretel

Vancouver Opera

Vancouver

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past performances

in repertoire

From Opera to Musical Theatre: Leah Giselle Field Repertoire

    • Mrs. Herring - Albert Herring
    • Lucretia - The Rape of Lucretia
    • Eugenia - Miracle Flight 571
    • Gertude, Witch - Hansel and Gretel
    • Jennie - Higglety Pigglety Pop!
    • Cesare, Cornelia - Giuilio Cesare
    • Marcellina - Le Nozze di Figaro
    • Dritte Dame - Die Zauberflöte
    • Suzuki - Madama Butterfly
    • La Zia Principessa - Suor Angelica
    • Federica - Luisa Miller
    • Emilia - Otello
    • Amneris - Aida
    • Marthe - Faust
    • Madame de la Haltière - Cendrillon
    • Rosette - Manon
    • Old Prioress - Dialogues des Carmélites
    • Julie Riel - Louis Riel
    • Herodias - Salome
    • Erda, Flosshilde - Das Rheingold
    • Larina - Eugene Onegin
    • Six Maritime Folksongs
    • Amor - Cabaret Songs, Volume 1
    • Winter Words in a Dark Love Song
    • Sea Pictures
    • I Never Saw Another Butterfly
    • Silent Noon
    • La Mort d’Ophélie
    • Nuit d’étoiles
    • Trois Chansons de Bilitis
    • Extase
    • Mandoline
    • Claire de Lune
    • Chanson D’Amour
    • Après un Reve
    • Rêverie
    • Le Rossignol des lillas
    • A Chloris
    • Als Luise die Briefe- K. 520
    • Oiseaux, si Tous les Ans- K.284d
    • Dans un Bois Solitaire- K.295b
    • Tel Jour, Telle Nuit
    • La Courte Paille
    • Je ne t'aime pas
    • Op. 61
    • Sapphische Ode, Op. 94, no.4
    • Die Lorelei, S. 273
    • Fünf Rückert-Lieder
    • Op. 63
    • Wanderers Nachtlied II
    • Suleika I
    • An die Musik
    • Der Tod und das Mädchen
    • Die Abgeblühte Linde
    • Erste Begegnung
    • Die Lotosblume
    • Widmung
    • Frauenliebe und Leben
    • Deux Melodies Hebraïques
    • Rachav ha yam (The water is wide)
    • Op. 4, no. 3, 4, and 6
    • Op. 14, no. 1, 2, and 11
    • Op. 21, no. 5
    • From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79
    • Mass in B Minor
    • Magnificat
    • BWV 82
    • BWV 147
    • Choral Fantasy
    • Symphony No. 9
    • Requiem
    • Messiah
    • Symphony No. 8
    • St. Paul, Op. 36
    • Messa da Requiem
    • Madame Thernardier
    • Mrs.Lovett
    • Witch
  • Mrs. Herring - Albert Herring
  • Lucretia - The Rape of Lucretia

press and news

Radiating both towering rage and icy removal, contralto Leah Giselle Field creates the complete emotional backdrop of the opera in her fifteen minute scena, the power of her dramatic presence matched only by her riveting singing.

- Siri Wayans, musicont.com

Leah Giselle Field’s sassiness and enthusiasm helps make the role of Marcellina likeable, quite a feat for a role that is overly bitchy in the first half of the show.

- vancityvince.com

Musically, the cast was excellent across the board- Leah Giselle Field and Peter Monaghan impressive as Gertrude and Peter, Field deploying a highly promising dramatic mezzo.

- bachtrack.com

The vocal highlights of the afternoon belonged to mezzo soprano Leah Giselle Field.

- VanWeekly.ca

Field is the consummate singing-actor

- musicvan.com

With soaring tone and spectacular low notes, mezzo soprano Leah Giselle Field is a singer to watch.

- VanWeekly.ca

Field’s sumptuous mezzo is a rare treat, harkening back to classic recordings of Maureen Forrester and Janet Baker.

- VanWeekly.ca

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Hansel & Gretal

Shamefully, the name Engelbert Humperdinck is more readily associated with the Las Vegas crooner than the nineteenth century German composer. Notwithstanding, the older Humperdinck…

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Vancouver Classical Music

Joyous Mahler

Performing Mahler’s Eighth Symphony represents a profound challenge to any ensemble, and it a very special event when it is undertaken. The VSO under Bramwell Tovey proved relatively…

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Vancouver Classical Music

Superb Onegin

Eugene Onegin is the most loved of Russian operas. Based on a novel in verse by Pushkin— Russia’s own Shakespeare—Tchaikovsky’s presentation plays down some of the author’s satire and shifts the focus away from the…

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