Portuguese soprano Ana Vieira Leite graduated from the Haute École de Musique de Genève (Switzerland) in 2020, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in concert and received the "Ville de Genève" award for her outstanding work. Also, in 2020, she was awarded the 1st Prize at the "Concours International de Chant Baroque de Froville" (France). She is a laureate from the "Jardin des Voix" academy of Les Arts Florissants and will sing the title role in Händel's Partenope in the ensembles’ tour through Europe and to New York under the baton of William Christie.
Ana Vieira Leite is particularly active in the field of Early Music and has sung roles such as Spes in Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum, Une Bohémienne in André Campra’s Les fêtes vénitiennes, La Musica in Monteverdo’s Orfeo and Lidie in Rameau’s Le temple de la gloire. She is a founding member of the ensemble O Bando de Surunyo, which is specializing in the interpretation of 16th and 17th century music.
In September 2019 she made her debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève singing the soprano solo in Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach and Clorinda in an adaptation for children of Rossini's La Cenerentola. On the concert podium she performed Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony with Joana Carneiro and Gábor Takács-Nagy, Mahler's Rückert Lieder with Thomas Hauschild, and the soprano solo in Fauré’s Requiem.
Prior to joining the Haute École de Musique in Geneva Ana Vieira Leite began her musical studies at the Calouste Gulbenkian Conservatory of Music in Braga, Portugal, at the age of 6. She has a Bachelor in singing, a Postgraduate Degree in opera studies and a Master's Degree in artistic interpretation from ESMAE (Oporto). In 2018 she won the 1st Prize of the “Concurso Internacional Cidade de Almada” and, in 2017, the 1st Prize of the "Prémio Helena Sá e Costa”.
Ana Vieira Leite has the pleasure to have the support of the Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), the Fondation Mosetti (Switzerland) and the GDA Foundation (Portugal).