Isabel Leonard starts the month of June at Carnegie Hall, where she’ll join Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the MET Orchestra in a fascinating program of French music that spans the 20th to 21st centuries. Debussy used shimmering colors to create an impression of the sea in his groundbreaking La mer, while Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 enthralled audiences with its visceral excitement. No less stirring is his exotic Shéhérazade, a three-song collection inspired by Middle Eastern imagery. Dutilleux’s songs contemplate time and its passing with music that is intricately constructed and painted in vivid colors. This performance takes place on June 3.
She then travels to San Francisco to sing three performances of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges on June 27, 29, 30 with Michael Tilson Thomas on the podium. She shares the stage with Anna Christy, Nikki Einfeld, Marnie Breckenridge, Ginger Costa Jackson, Jennifer Johnson-Cano, Ben Jones, Kelly Markgraf and Michael Todd Simpson.