Leanne Kaufman is a Toronto-based lyric soprano. Praised for her “vocal fireworks” (Opera Canada), Leanne’s recent engagements include concert debuts of Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem, and performances of La Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) with Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Westben Festival and Music Niagara, and Musetta (La bohème) with Highlands Opera Studio.
Leanne has performed regularly with the Canadian Opera Company in recent seasons. She understudied the role of Fourth Maid (Elektra) in 2019, and participated in the workshops of COC commissions by Canadian composers Ana Sokolovic and Ian Cusson.
She has been a member of the COC Chorus since 2018. Originally from Calgary, AB, Leanne holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Music in Opera from the University of Toronto.