Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, a recent DECCA Classics release featuring Isabel Leonard in the role of the Child, has been honored with a 2016 GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording. The album, which also highlights the talents of conductor Seiji Ozawa and the Saito Kinen Orchestra, was heralded with spectacular critical acclaim.
Congrats to all of this year’s winners!
Isabel Leonard makes a believable Child . . . Her warm mezzo comes into its own at ‘Toi, le coeur de la rose’, where Ravel tips his hat to ‘Adieu, notre petite table’ in Massenet’s Manon.
Richard Lawrence – Gramophone
Isabel Leonard—a guarantee of quality whatever she sings—makes an irresistible child in L’Enfant.