Tricia Leines, [pronounced “line-us”], is an award-winning and international singer. Tricia has starred in musicals and operas, and has appeared as a guest soloist with U.S., Japanese, and European orchestras. Critics describe Tricia’s voice as “lyric” and “honest” and her performances as “dynamic” and “captivating.” Drawing from 25 years of professional stage experience, Tricia seeks to bring to life the music and lyrics of her repertoire to reach beyond the stage to touch the hearts of her audiences.
Tricia has performed leading roles including Cundegonde in Candide, Lilly Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate, Julie in Carousel, Maria in West Side Story, and lead soloist in Swing!, Songs of New World, and The World Goes Round. Tricia has played Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Yum-Yum in Mikado, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Musetta in La Bohème, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro. During her years living in New York City, when not performing shows in Manhattan and Long Island, Tricia was a supernumerary at the Metropolitan Opera.
Tricia has a Master of Music in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music and was a member of the Actors Equity Association for 10 years. Tricia funded her college education by winning Miss Oregon and being named 2nd runner-up to Miss America in Atlantic City.
Growing up in Medford, Oregon, Tricia was musically inspired by the beautiful singing voices of her parents, the diversity of creative opportunities in the Rogue Valley, and the ongoing support of teachers, directors, and community leaders. She continues to develop her craft and is extending her performance offerings to Jazz, Cabaret, and Folk as well as giving a nod to her Irish heritage, by sharing sean-nós style singing.
For Tricia, singing is a way of life; a precious ground of awakening and curiosity… a place to selflessly give and receive. Music has been constant – a faithful companion through times of loss as well as those buoyed by joy. Singing continues to inspire Tricia to create and share the exquisite vulnerability of the human experience.