Leah Marie de Gruyl (La Principessa/Zita in Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi) is currently a Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera, where she sang the roles of Flora in La Traviata and The Page in Salome, in which she “impressed” with her “solid low register” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). She will sing the title role in Riccardo Primo in January. Her first role with Pittsburgh Opera was the role of Cecelia in Little Women in which she “displayed singing and acting abilities that lifted a secondary character into considerable prominence” (Pittsburgh In The Round). Last summer, she made her role debut as Baba in The Medium with PORTopera. Leah is a recent graduate of the Masters and Artist Diploma programs at University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and she performed many works there, including: Carmen in La tragèdie de Carmen, Mother Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Aloés in L´Étoile, Mother Goose in The Rake´s Progress, and Eboli in the CCM Philharmonic´s concert presentation of the five-act French version of Verdi´s Don Carlos. She also had the opportunity to work closely with Jake Heggie and Terrance McNally in a workshop of their new opera, Great Scott, which premiered at Dallas Opera. Leah sang as Carmen in the touring reduction of Bizet´s famous opera with Cincinnati Opera as well as the full length version with Rome Festival Opera. While an Emerging Artist at Virginia Opera, she sang the role of Juno in Offenbach´s Orpheus in the Underworld.