Anthony Leathem, bass-baritone, has performed locally with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, multiple companies throughout New England, as well as the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Known for his versatility on stage, he has brought to life roles in both opera and musical theater.
Dr. Leathem has invested much of his professional career to understanding the mechanics and function of the singing voice. He holds a master's degree in vocal pedagogy from the New England Conservatory and completed his doctorate in vocal performance at the University of Connecticut. There, among many projects, he most notably had the privilege to teach and help prepare the famed pop musician, Peter Tork of The Monkees, for an international tour. Anthony has also taken post-baccalaureate courses in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
His current area of research is historical voice pedagogy and, more specifically, that of Italy. He is in the process of translating a book for publication in English that covers the teachings of Marcello Del Monaco, who taught many of the great tenors of the mid-20th century.