Article Written by Stephen Bell – Founder & Lead Design @coffeescreative
At Coffeeshop Creative we are not only passionate about designing and developing a unique web presence for our clients, but also sharing their stories. We are super excited to share another story in our series of blogs – ☕️ Coffee With… Today’s feature – the talented Canadian operatic mezzo soprano, Leah Giselle Field. Recently we completed Leah’s custom website, and we caught up with her at one of Toronto’s best coffee spots, Broadview Espresso. So grab your favourite cup of java and get to know a little about this exciting & creative singer/actor.
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Leah Giselle Field- Photo – Neil Craighead, Photo Editing Chelsea Grant
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a mezzo soprano and Beastie Boys enthusiast. Does your operatic character need a mother? Look no further.
Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, Vancouver Opera 2016 with Peter Monaghan – Photo Credit Tim Matheson.
What inspires you with operatic performance?
Singing with an orchestra is the greatest feeling in the world. Growing up I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pursue music or theatre and found a home for everything I love about both in opera.
Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Vancouver Opera 2017- Scott Brooks. Photo Credit Tim Matheson.
Favourite Opera and Role?
Can anyone actually choose?? Let’s call Aida my favourite opera… No, Nozze? Falstaff… Giulio Cesare? No… Don Giovanni. And I have a soft spot for the seriously weird Maurice Sendak/Oliver Knussen children’s opera Higglety, Pigglety, Pop! As for a favourite role, probably anything I’m working on at the moment, but with the caveat that the lower the notes and the more ridiculous the character, the better!
Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Vancouver Opera 2017 with Ryan Downey (Basilio), Aaron Durand (Conte Almaviva), and Scott Brooks (Bartolo). Photo Credit Tim Matheson.
What’s coming up in your 2019/20 season?
I’m looking forward to recital and oratorio next season, but there may also be the chance to live in the roles of a couple of tremendous old bags. As goes with the voice type, my ladies tend to be witches, @*#_itches, and whores.
And most importantly, favourite type or style of coffee?
There’s nothing like a good flat white.