Anna Leese studied at the University of Otago and has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, also representing New Zealand in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
Ms Leese regularly appears as guest artist with New Zealand’s leading orchestras and ensembles. Her performance highlights include the role of Mary/Luck in a new work by Ross Harris (libretto by Vincent O’Sullivan), Brass Poppies, for New Zealand Festival in both Wellington and Auckland, Mahler’s Symphony No.2 and Messiah with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Freia in Das Rheingold with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No.2 with Bernard Haitink, an all-Mozart programme with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Sir Roger Norrington at BBC Proms, as well as performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and at Wigmore Hall.
Anna Leese’s recordings include Elgar’s The Apostles, a recital disc with Graham Johnson, and Haydn: ‘Italian Love Songs’.
You can see Anna Leese in action at Great Classics - The Creation on Thursday 19 July.