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May 9, 13, 16, 19, 21
Cold Mountain Works and Process at the Guggenheim
In anticipation of the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain at Santa Fe Opera, the Guggenheim will host a sold-out Works and Process preview of the work in New York City on March 30. This special event will feature excerpts from the piece performed by Isabel Leonard, who will create the role of Ada, as well as Emily Fons, Jay Hunter Morris, Kevin Burdette, and Roger Honeywell. Director Leonard Foglia and librettist Gene Scheer will also lead a discussion, highlighting the creative process of bringing a new opera to life.
Recital Tour with Sharon Isbin
Isabel reunites with acclaimed guitarist Sharon Isbin this spring on a recital tour, featuring a dynamic program of works from Spanish composers including Lorca, Albéniz, Tárrega, Montsalvatge, and de Falla. The first performance takes place on March 21 at Shannon Hall on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus. They later travel to Washington D.C. for a featured performance as part of the Kennedy Center International Festival Fortas Series, Iberian Suite: global arts remix on March 24 in the Terrace Theater. The tour concludes with a performance on the Emery University campus in Atlanta on April 4.
A return to two signature roles next season at The Met
Isabel Leonard returns to The Metropolitan Opera in two productions next season, featuring her in roles that have garnered great acclaim with the company. First, she sings Rosina in a special holiday presentation of Rossini’s sparkling comedy The Barber of Seville, presented in a family-friendly format, sung in English. This revival of Bartlett Sher’s popular production takes place December 16, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29 & 30, and January 1 & 2. Anthony Walker leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus, with Elliot Madore as Figaro and David Portillo as Count Almaviva.
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