Soprano Leanne Kenneally

Leanne Kenneally

Biography

Leanne Kenneally graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in 1994. During her studies Leanne won the National Vocal section of the ABC Young Performers Awards.

Leanne made her professional Opera Debut in 1996 as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) with Opera Australia and as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Opera Queensland. She has since appeared with all the leading opera companies throughout Australia.

As a result of receiving Opera Foundation Australia’s prestigious 1999 German Operatic Award, Leanne was a member of Cologne Opera in Germany from 1999-2001.

Leanne has performed alongside all the major Australian Symphony Orchestras, as well as New Zealand and Bangkok Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Melbourne Chorale, Brisbane Chorale, Queensland Choir, Brisbane Chamber Project and the New Zealand, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide & Queensland International Music Festivals.

Leanne can be heard in the role of Venus in Saint-Saën’s Hélène which has been released by Melba Recordings.

As centrepiece for the 2021 Adelaide Festival, Leanne performed the role of Helena in the Australian debut of director Neil Armfield’s production A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten. This year she will also perform in concert with the Queensland Choir and The Brisbane Symphony.

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