Leilah Dione Ezra, soprano
Leilah Dione Ezra, soprano, is thrilled to be playing the role of Cio-Cio San in HOT opera’s 42nd season!! Ms. Ezra has appeared on stages throughout Northern Italy, France, Israel, Canada and the New York metropolitan area in both opera and concert. Her most recent credits include: Mimi in La Bohème, The Soprano Soloist in the Verdi Requiem, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmelites, The Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, among others. Ms. Ezra has appeared as a soloist with the New Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the North Jersey Symphony Orchestra and in Carnegie Hall in a concert with her husband, classical guitarist, Maoz Ezra. She was also the soprano soloist with the Frost Symphony Orchestra on their album release “An American Dream,” a work by American composer Frank Ticheli, conducted by Zoe Zeniodi and released by Albany Records. In addition to singing, Leilah is the co-founder of the EzraGuitar Conservatory, with locations in Brooklyn and Beacon, NY, bringing top level classical guitar and arts education programs to hundreds of students since 2008. Currently, Leilah resides in Beacon, NY with her husband and their two fabulous daughters.