Leslie De'Ath Biography
Leslie De’Ath is a Canadian pianist, conductor, author, chamber player, vocal coach, and accompanist, who enjoys a varied career as both performer and pedagogue. He is also a Professor in the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, where he has taught since 1979 as a studio piano instructor, Director of the Opera Program, and teacher of lyric diction and piano literature. He has conducted thirty operas in the Faculty’s Opera Program since 1991, including the Canadian première of Aubert’s La forêt bleue
. A primary research interest is the area of phonetics and lyric diction for singers, and he has published many articles in that field as well as in piano literature. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Singing, in charge of the column on Language and Diction.