Denise Leigh is the winner of channel 4's Operatunity: a nationwide search to find an amateur singer who could be trained intensively, terrified, have cameras stuck in their face, and survive long enough to sing the role of Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto at the home of ENO, the London Coliseum.
Since her operatic debut in 2003 Denise has gone on to sing all over the world, appearing in opera and oratorio throughout Europe.
In 2008 she was invited to take part in the Samsung Marriage of Excellence concert in Beijing, which was part of the Olympic celebrations, and filmed for broadcast all over the world. Denise was honoured to have performed as headline talent in the London 2012 Paralympic opening ceremony.
She also made her annual appearance at the Battle Proms concert series this year and is booked to appear again in 2017..
Denise returns to the Battle Proms
Denise returned to the Battle Proms concert series this year and she's delighted to announce that she's been rebooked for 2017.Denise has been performing at this annual series of prom concerts for over 10 years, alongside notable young instrumentalists and the New English Concert Orchestra.