Leigh Folta (Ghost Choir) has recently been making her mark on the Chicago opera scene, praised for her “...gorgeous expressive face and gorgeous voice,” (Oregon Music News). After becoming a finalist in Chicago Opera Idol in 2015, Leigh was named first place winner at the 2016 Chicago Chapter NATS competition. Leigh be covering the role of Emily Webb in Our Town by Ned Rorem with Chicago Fringe Opera in 2017. Her roles to date include Poppea (L'incoronazione di Poppea), LPN (Bluebeard's Waiting Room), Pamina, Papagena, and 2nd Spirit (Die Zauberflöte), Anne of the Cross (Dialogues of the Carmelites), and Suor Osmina (Suor Angelica). Leigh holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.
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