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Abigal Leah Seaman



Opera is gaining volume and nuance through the beautiful voice and talent of soprano Abigail Leah Seaman. The aspiring artist has been heard in concert from Philadelphia to New York and halfway around the world in China. Currently she is expanding her musical repertoire, knowledge and love of opera through graduate studies at The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.

            Abigail Leah began taking voice lessons at age 12 and has been singing ever since. Despite discouragement to study voice in her undergraduate career Abigail Leah earned a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in Music History, graduating from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2006. She moved to New York City after graduating to continue private vocal study with New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera soprano Jen Aylmer.

            The rising soprano has won many awards including George S. Holmes Sr. Memorial Scholarship, the Parents Music Club Scholarship, and most recently the National Association of Teachers in Singing Competition. Her warm, rich voice has sparkled in scenes as Alcina, Giulietta, Susanna, and many more. Summer of 2006 saw Abigail travel abroad with a select group of WCU students and faculty to participate in a series of master classes at Guizhou University in Guizhou, China. There she performed works by Gounod, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Delibes as a soloist and with ensembles. 

            Abigail Leah’s current pursuit of a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Conservatory includes private study with world renowned contemporary specialist Phyllis Bryn-Julson. She is employed as a choir member and cantor at Old St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Baltimore. She has performed roles with the Peabody Conservatory’s mainstage productions as well as with the Peabody Baroque Opera and Peabody Chamber Opera. Last spring Abigail showed her flexibility in her graduate solo recital singing both lyric and coloratura repertoire. Her roles include a captivating and dynamic performance as Mademoiselle Silberklang in Mozart’s The Impresario with WCU Opera Workshop, and most recently Pamina with the Peabody Outreach Program in a reduction of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte entitled Papageno!. This May Abigail Leah will perform works of Poulenc, Rachmaninov, Richard Strauss and much more for her second appearance in a Peabody graduate recital. Her sensitive musicianship and versatility has made her an attractive collaborator for several music projects to be featured this spring. In addition to performing music, Abigail Leah can be heard speaking publicly about her art as an encor guest speaker for the Peabody Exploritas Program.

When she breaks from preparing music and performing, Abigail Leah likes to study and visit lighthouses all over the east coast. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and knitting.

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