Lesley Craigie Anselmi
A a manager of opera singers, teacher and performer, Lesley has a unique and knowledgable understanding of what it takes to succeed in todays extremely competitive world of opera and classical singing.
A graduate and scholar of the Royal College of Music, London, Royal Scottish Academy of Music (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and The Peabody Institute in Baltimore, she won a plethora of prizes and awards and performed over 15 roles and in the chorus of companies such as New Jersey Opera Theater, Washington Concert Opera, the Baltimore Opera Company, New York Bel Canto Opera Association, Opera Box (Wales), Boheme Opera NJ , Mercury Opera , The Center of Contemporary Opera and the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera both as a soloist and ensemble member.She has sung as a soloist at prestigious venues such as The Royal Scottish Concert Hall. St John Smith's Square, London , and most recently at the Washington National Cathedral, Capitol Hill, Trinity Wall Street Church and a Messiah at Maryknoll Society. Recording's include Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge for Naxos with the Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop. She has studied and coached with renowned artists and teachers such as Renata Scotto, Dr. John Van Cura, Yvonne Minton, Bill Schuman and Patricia McMahon.
Lesley's passion for helping singers build their careers began her career as a manger as an assistant for Matthew Laifer Artists Management in 2007 for 5 years followed by moving to Piper Anselmi Artists in 2013 and became a fully fledged manager in January 2017. In the past 3 years , she has secured many contracts for singers at venues such as the MET, Savonlinna Festival, Seattle Opera, New Orleans Opera, Grange Park Opera, Wexford Festival Bolshoi Opera, Opera North, Oper Basel, LA Philharmonic, and more.
As a teacher, she has taught at Music Academy International , Amadeus Conservatory of Music and has her own private studio in Westchester, NY. She has given multiple masterclasses in Manhattan alongside her husband, Filippo Anselmi and has been a guest lecturer at the Peabody Institute's Elderhostel during her time in Baltimore.