Having received a degree in Business Law, Leonore turned to the serious study of music, attending the Mannes College of Music, and appearing in the New York City Opera for four regular seasons upon completion. Leonore’s early theatrical experience was in off-Broadway shows. She progressed to operettas, Broadway, television and film. She is a recipient of a George Gershwin award and has premiered and recorded works by Martin Kalmanoff.
Leonore made her opera debut with her acclaimed portrayal of the sultry Maddalena in “Rigoletto” with the Honolulu Opera. She was noticed by the impresario of the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company who invited her to sing the role of Lola in “Cavalleria Rusticana,” eventually leading to her engagement in lead roles by opera companies in many U.S. cities as well as in the Opera Metropolitana in Caracas.
Leonore had an illustrious singing career as a mezzo-soprano with various opera companies. She performed frequently in concerts, in oratorios, and as soloist with orchestras in the United States and many other countries worldwide. She is listed in “Who’s Who in America.”
After a long career in music, Leonore returned home in retirement to her beloved Sunnyside.