“The production, at Bass Performance Hall, was planned around the young mezzo Isabel Leonard. Called Angelina in Rossini’s version, Leonard is the Cinderella of dreams, as fetching a poor stepsister as she is a fairy tale princess.
She can string out the most delicate high pianissimo and then let loose vocal fireworks to take your breath away. In general, one of the production’s most striking features is the frequency of genuine vocal pianissimos.”
The Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell, June 2009
“Isabel Leonard, a beauteous creature still in her 20s with the vocal agility of a young Marilyn Horne, led her colleagues in a joyous romp through the fairy tale opera.”
Fort Worth Weekly Staff/ Best Of 2009 Culture