Leon graduated from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with a Bachelor of Music and a Postgraduate Diploma in Opera Performance, and also holds a Bachelor of Education from Griffith University. He has sung chorus and solo roles with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera and Opera Queensland, and toured NSW schools with Oz Opera.
Leon’s concert performances include Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ German Requiem and Australian premieres of Hultgren’s Bright Sunlit Morning and Rautavaara’s Vigilia (Brisbane Festival). He has also won prizes in the Herald Sun Aria and the National Eisteddfod Canberra.
While based in Germany, Leon was a chorus member of the Freiburg Theatre Germany, also performing many solo roles including Kilian (Der Freischütz) and Paolo (Simon Boccanegra). Since returning to Australia, he has sung the role of Peter for Opera Queensland’s St Matthew Passion and covered Alidoro in Rossini’s Cinderella. He has also performed as soloist with The Queensland Choir and the Brisbane Chorale.