Soprano Anna Leese made her debut in 2005 at age 24 at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (ROH) as Tamiri in Mozart's Il Re Pastore, while she was still in her final year of opera college in London. The ROH then had her understudy the part of Musetta in Giacomo Puccini's La bohème. She returned to sing the role, among several others roles, in her own right in 2008 on the main stage. Regarded as a rising star on the international opera stage, Anna has performed in numerous operatic roles throughout Europe, Canada, China and New Zealand. She has sung with performance greats including Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras and Dame Kiri te Kanawa.