Soprano, arts administrator
Leah Phillips is a soprano who enjoys exploring opera, musical theatre and art song repertoire both new and old. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Music from Monash University. Leah is currently a second year scholar with Opera Scholars Australia and is the recipient of the John Dorrington scholarship.
This year, she was cast as Sister Bernadette and ensemble in Babirra Musical Theatre’s June production of The Sound of Music. She then went onto play various ensemble roles as a Featured Singer in The Wizard of Oz with Nova Musical Theatre.
As a member of the chorus, Leah has performed in Der Fliegende Holländer (Melbourne Opera), Lohengrin (Melbourne Opera) and Un ballo in maschera (XL Arts). Cover credits include Olive Hargrave in Fly (Lyric Opera of Melbourne), Euridice in Orfeo (MCM) and Yum Yum in The Mikado (Savoy Opera).
In 2018 Leah was chosen to participate in the AYO National Music Camp’s Orchestral Management program. Shortly after, Leah successfully applied for the AYO Fellowship position at Opera Australia. Leah is currently the Marketing and Communications Officer at the Australian Music Examinations Board.