Tenor Leslie Tay’s portrayal of Nerone in New Opera Singapore’s 2017 production of
Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea was hailed by the Straits Times as being
“outstanding for his formidable presence”.
His unique versatility is seen in his performances in recent years which include Mozart's
Cosi fan tutte and Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Esplanade Concourse; the
contemporary operas Gentleman's Island and The Three Feathers with L’arietta; the
role of the Emperor in SRT’s The Nightingale; the world premiere of Lim Boon Keng
the Musical; the art installation Sonic Blossom at the National Gallery as well as
collaborations with Indian Classical musicians and T.H.E Dance Company.
He made his Carnegie Hall debut with New York Lyric Opera in Massenet's Manon. He
has sung with companies including Dicapo Opera (NYC) and Bronx Opera in operas
such as L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, Alcina, The Fairy Queen, A Midsummer
Night's Dream and Madama Butterfly. He has also sung with Boston Lyric Opera
Chorus and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. He was a young artiste in Lorin Maazel's 2011
Castleton Festival. Locally, he has sung with Singapore Lyric Opera and Bellepoque.
Leslie graduated from Manhattan School of Music and Boston Conservatory. He is
currently on the faculty of SOTA (School of the Arts).
Visit him at www.leslietaysings.com . He can also be found on Youtube and Instagram
as “Bathrobe Tenor”.