Leandra Ramm

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Leandra Ramm
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Born
Leandra Erin Ramm

NationalityAmerican
OccupationAmerican singer and actor
Years active1998-present
Known forOpera and Musical Theatre

Leandra Erin Ramm is an American singer and actress known for opera and musical theatre. She is an offspring of the Repository for Germinal Choice (otherwise known as "The Genius Sperm Bank").[1][2][3]

Repository for Germinal Choice[edit]

Leandra Ramm was conceived from the Repository for Germinal Choice, otherwise known as the Genius Sperm Bank. Born in Roosevelt Island, New York, a small island in Manhattan's East River,[4] she was brought up by her parents Adrienne and David Ramm. Her biological father, known as "Donor Clear," is a scientist who works at a university and has published major research in his field.[5] Leandra Ramm has been featured in performances and interviews on many media outlets, including television appearances on Anderson Cooper 360° Anderson Cooper 360°,[6] The View, 60 Minutes[citation needed], Good Morning America and more.

Education and Training[edit]

Leandra Ramm studied classical voice at Manhattan School of Music [7] and continued her studies in classical voice. She balanced performing and school and said in a television interview that what's important is "nature and nurture" [8] After college she went on to perform as a young artist with Sarasota Opera,[9] Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Carolina, Arizona Opera and other opera companies. She began to crossover to musical theatre as well in 2006 with roles such as Antonia in Man of la Mancha, Estelle in The Full Monty and Leila in Iolanthe in regional theaters[which?] in the US and UK.

Performance career[edit]

Leandra Ramm is a classically trained mezzo-soprano whose performances have been described as "beautiful and quite moving" (Nordstjernan Newspaper), "clear" and "perfect" (bachtrack.com). Equally at home with opera and musical theatre, Leandra Ramm performs in both genres. She has performed at numerous concert venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The United Nations, and Symphony Space. Some of her most notable roles are: One Night with You (one woman show at the United Solo Theater Festival), Hester Prynne, A for Adultery (The Little Times Square Theatre), Sarah, Darwin in Malibu (Indra’s Net Theater), Tanya, Mamma Mia!, (Woodminster Summer Musicals), Leila, Iolanthe (International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Buxton Opera House, UK) and as a Lead Vocalist, Production Shows (Celebrity Cruises). In addition to her solo career as a classical mezzo-soprano and musical theatre actress, Leandra has been a professional member of the Grammy award winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus since 2014.

Discography[edit]

  • Mario and the Magician (2005)
  • Dream Angel (2010)
  • Invitation to a Voyage (2010)
  • One Night With You (2010)
  • You (2011)
  • L'amour (2011)
  • Running (2012)
  • How Can It Be (2012)
  • Magical Christmas Cheer (2012)
  • No Promises (2014)
  • Heavy Hearted (2014)
  • Seasons Change (2014)
  • The Fourth Messenger (2016)
  • Treasure Tower (2017)
  • Timeless, Cappella SF (2018)

Personal life[edit]

On February 23, 2014, Leandra married Jim Coniglio in Pittsburg, California at the California Theatre[10] (it was the first wedding to take place there). The couple has three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Creating Genuises Through Experimental Sperm Bank". WTVF NewsChannel 5. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Designer children bred to be geniuses; It's no surprise to Mr and Mrs Ramm that their three kids are gifted beyond belief. After all, they were conceived with sperm donated by some of the most talented men in the world. - Free Online Library". Daily Mirror. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  3. ^ "3 Siblings Are All Fruit of Graham's Bank : Reproduction: New York City mother sings praises of her children born of sperm from Germinal Choice". Los Angeles Times. April 12, 1992. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  4. ^ "Leandra Ramm Finds Singing Dream". Nyc10044.com. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  5. ^ "Book Excerpt: 'The Genius Factory'". Good Morning America. June 13, 2005. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  6. ^ "Transcript". Anderson Cooper 360°. November 10, 2005. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  7. ^ "Super Kids: Genius Sperm Bank". Ivanhoe Broadcast News. November 8, 2006. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  8. ^ "The Genius Sperm Bank: Ask Health and Wellness Videos". Ask.com. December 19, 2011. Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  9. ^ Kimm, Yvette (January 22, 2006). "Opera apprentices get chance to be stars". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Archived from the original on December 16, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLfb27j7P4U

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