On April 15, Isabel Leonard, joined by John Arida at the piano, pays homage to Leonard Bernstein in a recital titled IsabelLEONARDBernstein. With this intimate concert, she precedes her turn as Rosina in WNO’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, which runs from April 28 until May 19.
A stellar cast including Taylor Stayton as Count Almaviva and Andrey Zhilikhovsky as Figaro joins this revival of Rossini’s delightful comedy, one of the most beloved opera masterpieces of all time. Emily Senturia conducts the performances.
To round up her Washington performances, she stars in the WNO Opera Gala Concert on May 20, which also celebrates Leonard Bernstein. In this gala she shares the stage with Patti LuPone, Tituss Burgess, Nathan Gunn and wife Julie Gunn, Kathryn Lewek, Bernstein’s eldest daughter Jamie Bernstein, members of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program and conductor John DeMain leading the WNO Orchestra.