Leandra in the Press

The Boy from Oz, Gateway Theatre

“Anyone attempting to produce The Boy From Oz can only move forward with a highly energetic triple threat (actor-singer-dancer) on board. I'm happy to report that Fisher lucked out with the casting of Justin Genna...along with Leandra Ramm as Judy Garland.

The original book for The Boy From Oz was written by Nick Enright and revised by Martin Sherman for the American production, leaving lots of bitchy repartee for the actors portraying Peter Allen and Judy Garland. With the legendary status of these two performers having grown since their deaths, these barbs brighten the show immeasurably.”

-George Heymont

My Cultural Landscape

Audience members on Goldstar:

“Performances were universally enthusiastic, with some real talent, in particular Leandra Ramm as Judy Garland. “

“The woman who played Judy Garland was very good.”

“The actress playing Judy was terrific and the best voice by far and the show came alive once she entered the stage.”

“The Judy Garland and Liza Minelli characters were also excellent.”

"The actress playing Judy was strong, especially when singing."

PETER, JUDY, AND LIZA ARE ALL WOWING THEATRE RHINO THIS FALL

"Judy Garland played by the enthusiastic Leandra Ramm... Ramm sings “All I Wanted Was the Dream”... Judy’s contribution to “Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage,” were show stopping...As Judy and Liza, Ramm and Walker go far beyond celebrity impersonation, creating solid characters and emphasizing their vulnerability as well as their show biz strength and brass. They are a believable mother-daughter team...Judy/Liza look perfect with no camp."

-Vince Vmediaa

VMedia

Mamma Mia, Woodminster Summer Musicals

Oakland hills are alive with the sound of … ABBA

“Leandra Ramm and Krista Wigle considerably enliven the proceedings as Donna’s old friends and former bandmates — vampy multiple-divorcee Tanya and laid-back, cheerful Rosie, respectively. ”

-Sam Hurwitt

Mercury News

THE WORLD WIDE JUKEBOX HIT ‘MAMMA MIA’ OPENS THE 51ST SEASON OF WOODMINSTER SUMMER MUSICALS

”…the wealthy and pampered three-time divorcé Tanya, played by the superb Leandra Ramm…Ramm and Wigle have some of the best lines in the show….the actresses rally and excel in the pumped up second act.”

-Vince Vmediaa

www.vmediabackstage.com/

Darwin In Malibu, Indra’s Net Theater

“…Sarah, played by Leandra Ramm, who does bring a fine singing voice to the party.”

-Victor Cordell

For All Events

DARWIN IN MALIBU SURFS BIG IDEAS, AT INDRA’S NET THEATER, BERKELEY

“…Sarah (the vivacious, sardonic Leandra Ramn), a young, California beach girl”

-Bob Gardner

Theatrius.com

“But there’s a reason the unlikely foursome are together and no-one else appears—something they share, Leandra Ramm’s Sarah explaining it ere the end, at a moment when perhaps another play could start, just as the Victorians have begun to undo their tight collars in the SoCal sun, a spot where that often-ambiguous term “Evolution” has been so often qualified, since its coinage, by another word, sometimes arrayed against it: “Spiritual.”

-Ken Bullock

The Berkeley Daily Planet

The Cunning Little Vixen, West Edge Opera

“The Volti Chorus seemed much larger than their eleven members: the voices were both distinctive and blended, producing a beautiful, full sound. Three choristers ably filled small solo roles-most notably Leandra Ramm, whose clear soprano and exaggerated strut were perfect for the rooster.”

www.bachtrack.com

“Leandra Ramm strutted with purpose as the hormonal rooster.”

The Mercury News

Swedish National Day Celebration

“Consul General Osher welcomed the artists for the concert…Leandra Ramm, a mezzo-soprano who recently moved from New York to join Bohlin’s professional chorus. Bohlin introduced their songs — they were beautiful and quite moving, Bohlin’s piano complimenting the soloist’s every emotion.”

- Ted Olsson

San Francisco Classical Voice

Soundbox 

“In an evening designed to make classical music more hip, Hildegard von Bingen isn’t an obvious choice…But in the space, Bingen’s music came alive. The women sang the florid lines with impressive coordination.”

– Rebecca Wishnia

San Francisco Classical Voice

Cappella SF: Symphonic Cappella

“I feel like I just went straight to heaven and heard the angels singing…
A highlight was the world premiere of Songs of Love and War: Slumber Song, a bold and harmonically complex piece…Soloists were featured throughout the program, each one extremely accomplished, revealing the mastery of the ensemble as a whole…”

- Lily O’Brien

San Francisco Classical Voice

Soloist in New Jersey Opera Theater Concert Performance at the Zimmerli Museum

“Ms. Ramm’s solo, “Et exsultavit spiritus meus” from J.S. Bach’s Magnificat was sung with true baroque enthusiasm.”

Classical Music Diary

Man of la Mancha presented by Diablo Light Opera Company

“…the voices of the protagonists were delightful, especially that of…Leandra Ramm, who sang “I’m only thinking of him”.

sftribune.com

*the above quote is translated from Spanish

“…the music alone is reason to see the show. Such songs as… “I’m Only Thinking of Him” (well done by Leandra Ramm)… linger in the memory.”

– DLOC show has strong ensemble by Sally Hogarty

Contra Costa Times

“The young female singer (Leandra Ramm) was wonderful in the shows. Great voice, great looks and she really sells a song.”

“Leandra Ramm is one of the most versatile singers I know with a fantastic voice!”

“I’m wondering if Celebrity Cruises might be an upgrade. I know that recently opera artist Leandra Ramm was on the Equinox. She’s an exceptional talent. I have her album…Since they’re the ship that hired Leandra Ramm, perhaps it’s a safe bet that they hire first rate talent. Maybe that’s the ship I should go with whether she’s still there or not.”

“Leandra Ramm is a wonderful opera singer who also performs some pop. She’s currently a lead vocalist on the Equinox and will be through Feb 3, 2012. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to do a cruise on that ship by then. This makes me really sad because she’s an amazing talent. If anyone has seen her perform on the Equinox, do speak up…Well, I hope I get to catch a performance of her on land then.”

Iolanthe at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

“…Then we had Celia, Leila [Leandra Ramm], and Fleta. Good, clear voices here. We had that lovely ballet in the very beginning. Good dialogue; they worked very well together. They were very good dancers.”

– Gillian Humphreys

International G&S Festival adjudicator

Center for Contemporary Opera: Mario and the Magician (Professional Premiere)

“…Mario, sang love songs in Italian, in vain, to sultry Silvestra (Leandra Ramm), who has captivated many another admirer…”

– Bruce-Michael Gelbert

theaterscene.net

The Weather Woman in Blind Witness News
Cantiamo Opera Theater

“Leandra Ramm, a young and very talented singer, did a great job performing the weather aria from Ben Yarmolinsky and my Blind Witness News.”

-Charles Bernstein, librettist

Blind Witness News

“Bernstein’s Blind Witness News-Weather Aria was stunningly performed by Leandra Ramm.”

-Pejk Malinovsky

Così fan Tutte, Martina Arroyo Foundation Prelude to Performance

“…The arias and recitatives were sung beautifully and the difficult ensembles were executed with considerable precision. The acting was also on a high, professional level. The singers included…Leandra Ramm (Dorabella)…Each of the artists received individual ovations for their arias and the ensembles were rewarded with much applause.”

-Prelude Caps Off Another Stellar Season by Raoul Abdul

New Amsterdam News

The Waiting Room, The Irish American Theatre Company at Impact Theatre

“It is innocence in the form of a young girl, Alanna (Leandra Ramm), that wins out…Please note that in MacNamara’s Ireland the women are the peacemakers; as such Flanagan’s and Ramm’s performances appropriately become a blessed relief.”

-Karl Levett

Backstage Newspaper

Center City Opera Theater’s ‘CoNEXTions’

“Gertrude (Veronica Chapman-Smith) and Albert (Switzer) just built a new mansion, and they’ve hired a live-in housekeeper (Leandra Ramm) to clean up after them…To be sure, anyone searching for good singing would have found it in “ConNEXTions.”…I am delighted in hearing these singers in such an intimate setting as the Ethical Society’s main hall.”

– John Rutter

Broad Street Review

Toledo Troupe visits area schools to inspire new fans

“…Leandra Ramm, a mezzo who will shortly bring to life the character of George Bizet’s Carmen…”

by Sally Vallongo

Toledo Blade

“Saharava” performed at the New York International Fringe Festival

“The singers & instrumentalists of the large ensemble were intensely focused throughout the piece. They include…Leandra Ramm (also flute).”

by Judith Jarosz

NYTheatre.com

Dream Angel

“The superb vocalist Leandra Ramm releases her fabulous debut single, “Dream Angel,” that creatively intermingles the genres of Pop and Classical music. What happens when you take these genres and put them together with a magnificent singer? A song that is truly innovating and stylish. There are two versions of “Dream Angel” and both are equally impressive. Taking the musical composition from Bach’s Prelude in C Major and writing an original vocal line gives inspiration to Ramm as she performs with a rich and exquisite vocal range. Her strong opera voice surges with a highly polishes style and grace. Now take this single as a remix and the end result is wonderful. You can hear the vibrant beats with electrifying pulses as Ramm takes her song and spins it into a terrific modern Pop version. If you’re a fan of Pop and Classical music, then the single, “Dream Angel,” will surprise and amaze you as Ramm proves to be a powerful vocalist in either style of music.”

by Judith Jarosz

RadioIndy.com

Long Leaf Opera Competition

“22-year-old Opera singer Leandra Ramm from New York City warms up in a side room before taking the stage and singing her songs in the semi-final competition of the inaugural Long Leaf Opera National Vocal Competition…A panel of judges narrowed a field of applicants down to 13 for this competition… Her love of opera blossomed when she was 14 and she won a competition in Iowa. “I like that you can really express yourself,” she said of what she enjoys about being an opera singer. “I love music, I love singing; opera is a beautiful blend. It’s one of the most beautiful art forms ever.”

The News & Observer Photo Spotlight

Television Interviews

“…Leandra Ramm has an extraordinary voice… For Leandra, the possibilities seem endless.”

– Anderson Cooper 360

CNN

“her ambition and talent drive her…”

– Robin Roberts

Good Morning America

“Attractive, bright and articulate…[she] knows what she wants to do with her life, and how to achieve it.”

– The Herald Magazine

Scotland