Leslie Higgins is a 21 year old Soprano from Uxbridge Ontario. She is entering her 4th and final year of voice performance at Western University, studying with Rachel Mallon. She has been taking private voice lessons since she was 9 years old, and has completed her grade 10 voice and grade 8 piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has performed in numerous festivals, concerts and programs over the years, and has had the opportunity to work with many different coaches, conductors, and teachers from across North America. She also really enjoys musical theater, and has been performing onstage since she was 8. Some of her favourite roles include Rizzo in Grease, Diana in A Chorus Line, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, and Brigitta in The Sound of Music. She discovered her passion for music while singing in choir, and has been fortunate enough to sing with the Ontario Youth Choir for the past 4 summers, and represented Ontario in the 2017 National Youth Choir under the direction of Timothy Shantz. She is so excited to be making her opera debut this summer in Halifax Opera’s production of Offenbach’s ‘Les contes d’Hoffmann’ as Giulietta.