Leanne Scaggs Singing

Leanne Scaggs, soprano


American soprano Leanne Scaggs is increasingly gaining attention for her musicality, “brilliant comedic timing,” and charm on-stage. Her repertoire is vast, but Mozart holds a special place in her heart with favorite roles including Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro.) Other favorite roles include Sophie (Werther), Norina (Don Pasquale), and Emmie (Albert Herring).

An active member of Opera on Tap (North Texas Chapter) and the Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, Dr. Scaggs performs regularly in recitals and concerts throughout the North Texas region. Additionally, she has performed on operatic stages and concert venues across North America, France, and Germany with Opera KansasOpera in the Ozarks, Ozark Family Opera Company, John Harrison Opera Foundation, Franco-American Vocal Academy, and Lyric Opera Studio Weimar.

Dr. Scaggs earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas where she studied vocal pedagogy with Dr. Stephen Austin and voice with Dr. Jeffrey Snider. She holds a Bachelors of Music in Education and Performing Artist Certificate in Vocal Performance from the University of Arkansas, as well as a Masters of Music in Opera Performance from Wichita State University. Dr. Scaggs’ research interests include the life and works of German composer and vocal pedagogue Nina d’Aubigny von Engelbrunner. Her doctoral dissertation contains a modern performance edition of Ms. d’Aubigny’s collection of songs, Deutsche, Italienische und Französische Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte.

Dr. Scaggs was the 2020-21 recipient of the Chapter Service Award for her work as Editor/Historian for the Dallas Alumnae Chapter of SAI and currently serves as Faculty Advisor for the Mu Theta Chapter at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

A copy of Dr. Scaggs' curriculum vita may be viewed and downloaded here.

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