Leilah Fox is a 28-year-old Soprano from Perth, Western Australia. After being awarded top graduating vocal student at Perth Modern SHS in 2002, Leilah attended WAAPA where she studied classical voice, performance and pedagogy, completing two degrees’. Whilst at WAAPA, Leilah played many roles, including the Sorceress in Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’, Rebecca Nurse in the Australian Premiere of ‘The Crucible’ and The Happy Prince in ‘The Happy Prince’.
Upon graduating, Leilah was a West Australian Opera company member for eight fully staged productions, before being invited to Queensland to work under renowned Dramatic Soprano, Lisa Gasteen. During her three years in Brisbane, Leilah completed a postgraduate certificate and her Master in Music degree in Classical voice and performance. During these studies, Leilah won the Elizabeth Muir Memorial Prize and the Owen Fletcher Post Graduate Award.
In 2012 Leilah was accepted into the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School with a full financial scholarship, and was successful shortly thereafter in her audition to become a Dame Nellie Melba Opera Scholar in Melbourne. Leilah was awarded the Margaret Schofield scholarship with the Melba Trust and during this time worked closely with many international artists and coaches. In 2013 Leilah was chosen as the most promising up and coming dramatic voice and awarded the Wagner Society encouragement award. Leilah went on to perform a solo recital for the QLD Wagner Society at 4MBS Studios.
In 2014 Leilah undertook study with Glenn Winslade in NSW before heading overseas to live in Wales, where she was mentored by famous tenor Dennis O’Neill and worked with many coaches throughout England including conductor Peter Robinson and renowned Soprano Yvonne Kenny. Leilah returned to Perth in February 2015 to accept her contract offer for the Australian premiere of the PIAF production of Anthony Min! ghella’s Madame Butterfly, and to rejoin the West Australian Opera Company.