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Leila Zanette

Leila is a mezzo-soprano of English and Italian origin. She completed her training on the Royal Academy Opera Programme as well as completing her Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Sarah Walker, Nuccia Focile and Joseph Middleton Leila was kindly supported by the Charles Mackerras Opera Scholarship, PF Charitable Trust Award, the Patricia Kris Wolfe Prize and is currently supported by the Josephine Baker Trust and Opera Prelude, with whom she is a Young Artist.


Leila Zanette is strongly cast as Marta, Iolanta's companion, all down to her lovely mezzo and impressive stage persona.
- Peter Reed: Classical Source


...Leila Zanette gave a dramatically commanding performance, ending with her storming down the nave of St George’s to confront the other characters in her last-ditch attempt to thwart Teseo and Agilea’s partnership.
- Curtis Rogers: Classical Source


... an extremely sumptuous mezzo-soprano, as did Leila Zanette as Medea who also produced a glistening sound in the upper register that nonetheless still hinted at the character's malevolence. 

-Sam Smith: MusicOMH

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