Anna Leese completed a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours at the University of Otago before relocating to London. A multiple award winner she has also represented New Zealand in the Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Anna has performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Classical Opera Company, Opera Köln, Flanders Opera, Opera Holland Park, Canadian Opera Company, and for New Zealand Opera.
Most recently Anna has appeared as The Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw for New Zealand Opera, sung Messiah with Queensland Symphony, Haydn Nelson Mass with Auckland Choral Society, Mary/Luck in Ross Harris’ Brass Poppies, for New Zealand Festival, High Priestess (Aida) with the APO, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with Bach Musica NZ, Dunedin Symphony, and given recitals in London, Oxford and at Dunedin Arts Festival. Anna’s recordings include Elgar’s The Apostles, a recital disc with Graham Johnson, and Haydn: Italian Love Songs.