Saturday 12 Oct 2013
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
4MBS 384 Old Cleveland Rd. Coorparoo
Leilah is the 2012 Winner of the Wagner Society in Queensland Inc. Encouragement Award.
The programme will include works by W A Mozart, Richard Wagner, Richard Hageman, Richard Strauss, Anton Dvorak and George Gershwin.
Leilah Fox is the 2013 recipient of the Margaret Schofield Scholarship with the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust. She is a 27 year old soprano born in Perth, Western Australia. Leilah was awarded top vocal student after graduating from the renowned vocal scholarship program at Perth Modern senior high school in Perth, 2003. The next year she was accepted into the WA Academy of Performing Arts to study classical voice in one of the best known performance programs in the country. While at WAAPA, Leilah completed an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts and a Bachelor of Music with High Distinctions.
During her time at the WA Academy, Leilah played many lead roles, including The Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, The Happy Prince in The Happy Prince and Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible. Leilah has also performed many solo concerts and functions including the ‘Sundays at Subi’ concert series in 2004, and various concert recitals as a selected emerging artist for Art Song Perth in 2008.
In 2010 Leilah was accepted into West Australian Opera Company and has performed in their productions of The Mikado, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, La sonnambula, Die Fledermaus, The Tales of Hoffman and The Pearlfishers. In 2011, Leilah relocated to Brisbane after being invited to undertake training with dramatic soprano Lisa Gasteen. Since moving to Queensland Leilah has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Opera and has this year completed her Master of Music Studies in Opera with Distinctions.
In 2012 Leilah was the winner of the Elizabeth Muir Memorial prize and was a recipient of the Owen Fletcher Post-Graduate award. She also attended the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, to which she was awarded a full scholarship. Leilah was also awarded the Wagner Society of Queensland Encouragement Award for 2012.