A graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera, the bass recently made company and role debuts with Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre as Colline/La bohème (new production), and company debuts with Aix-en-Provence Festival, Opéra National de Lorraine, and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg as the Commendatore/Don Giovanni. In the 2018/2019 season he made numerous prestigious debuts, including San Francisco Opera (Zuniga/Carmen), Santa Fe Opera (King/Poul Ruder’s The Thirteenth Child), and the Canadian Opera Company (Turbo/Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian, world premiere). He debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2018, portraying the Master of Ceremonies/Massenet’s Cendrillon (company premiere). Leigh was also recently presented in a joint recital at New York’s Park Avenue Armory with mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo. Other engagements include the Commendatore with Florentine Opera and the Festival d’Opéra Baroque de Beaune, Fafner/Siegfried with Cincinnati’s Queen City Opera, and the Verdi Requiem with the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. Leigh has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as the 2017 top prize from the Wagner Society of New York.