Leandra Ramm

Leandra Ramm is a remarkably versatile mezzo-soprano and actress with an “extraordinary voice” (Anderson Cooper 360), whose “beautiful and quite moving” (Nordstjernan Newspaper) performances have graced prestigious venues including San Francisco Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the United Nations, Symphony Space and Davies Symphony Hall. Ms. Ramm made her debut as a soloist in Kurt Weill’s The Eternal Road with the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. Recently, she performed the title role in La Cenerentola, Third Lady in The Magic Flute and Musetta in La Bohemewith San Francisco Opera Guild. She starred in ‘Ecstasy’ presented by SF Symphony’s Soundbox and appeared as alto soloist with the San Francisco Symphony in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, and Bach’s Magnificat, conducted by Ragnar Bohlin. In 2021, Ms. Ramm received the honors of National Finalist in the Women In Opera Division, and Semi-Finalist in the Art Song Division from The American Prize, and in 2019 was a grant recipient of the Opera America Career Blueprints for Singers. As she flourishes in the creation of new works, Ms. Ramm was selected by the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music in the 2020 COVID-19 Response Pairings and debuted a piece by Grey Grant specifically composed for her voice. Upcoming, she will debut a solo album of contemporary art song cycles with Ablaze Records and perform the live piano vocal premiere of “Centuries in the Hours” by Lisa Bielawa at John Zorn’s The Stone in NYC.

Highlights of recent virtual performances during 2020 and 2021 include the shepherd ensemble in L’enfant et les sortilèges with VOPERA and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Christman Opera Company’s Voices Raising VoicesLigeti’s Paradigms with SF Symphony +, and special appearances with A Light Knight Music Productions and Quarantine Opera.

In the 19-20 season, Ms. Ramm returned to the San Francisco Opera Guild to perform Mama in Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire’s Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena, also featured on the cast album released by Albany Records. Ms. Ramm sang the title role of L’enfant in L’enfant et les sortilèges in a co-production between Opera on Tap San Francisco and Air Operatique and performed as alto soloist in Bach’s Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio with San Francisco Choral Society, as well as alto soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Silicon Valley Philharmonic.