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.
Later in the season she reprises her portrayal of Cherubino in the lively Richard Eyre staging of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, set in 1930’s Seville. She is joined by Mikhail Petrenko as Figaro, Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Amanda Majeski sharing the role of the Countess, Luca Pisaroni as Count Almaviva, and Anita Hartig as Susanna. Fabio Luisi leads the Met Opera Orchestra and Chorus in performances taking place February 25 & 29, and March 3, 7, 12, 16, 19, 22 & 26.