Leila Alexander is a multi-disciplinary performer who specialises in operatic singing.
Currently, Leila is studying at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama as a scholar. If you would like to support Leila and join in her exciting journey to pursue opera, you can make a donation and sign up to receive Leila’s monthly newsletters.
"Infinitely watchable" (Theatrereview.org.nz), Leila Alexander is a soprano and actress who is a proven favourite with audiences in her hometown of Auckland and across New Zealand.
She has performed as a soloist at the Bledisloe Cup Test Matches, taken lead roles in traditional operas, such as Serpina in La Serva Padrona, and premiered New Zealand Operas including Len Lye the Opera (De Castro Robinson), State of Mind (Ah Sam), and Kiri Masterclass (Scholes). In 2015, Leila had the rare opportunity to perform at the Auckland Art Gallery in the International exhibition, Lee Mingwei and His Relations. In 2016, Leila sang in a televised Master Class with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and was placed runner-up in the Beacroft Aria Final. Leila's vocal ability is complemented by her professional acting experience. The 2016 release of Rialto Nominated New Zealand feature film, 'Stars in Her Eyes' put Leila on the map as a reputable screen actress, alongside Colin Mathura-Jeffree, Eli Matthewson and others, which premiered in November 2016.
In 2017, Leila was offered a scholarship to the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and commenced studies in September 2018.