Following her summer engagements at Caramoor, Songfest, and the Tanglewood Festival, Isabel Leonard embarks on a new season featuring highly anticipated role debuts, recitals, and an extensive tour throughout the United States with John Mauceri and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
In the 2018/19 season, Ms. Leonard returns to the Metropolitan Opera for several engagements, beginning with her anticipated debut in the title role of Nico Muhly’s Marnie led by Robert Spano (October 19, 22, 27, 31 & November 3, 7, 10). She follows this with another debut, as Melisandé in Sir Jonathan Miller’s production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande led by Yannick Nezet-Séguin (January 15, 19, 22, 25, 31). She reprises the role of Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites in the spring, sharing the stage with Adrianna Pieczonka, Erin Morley, and Karita Mattila (May 3, 8, 11). Her final operatic engagement of the season is a semi-staged performance of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the San Francisco Symphony, led Michael Tilson Thomas (June 27, 29, 30).
Her concert engagements include an all-Bernstein recital with Ted Sperling at the Perelman Theater in Philadelphia (November 11), and a recital at the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach with John Arida, part of their Brown Bradley Promenade Concert Series (February 7). Ms. Leonard will tour extensively throughout the United States with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Mauceri, in a celebratory program titled 100 Years of Leonard Bernstein from February 11 to March 5 (All dates and locations are available via her Calendar). On June 3, Isabel Leonard is the featured soloist in all-French concert with the Met Opera Orchestra, under the baton of music director Yannick Nezet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall.