On July 10, Isabel Leonard and Jay Hunter Morris teach a special masterclass in Santa Barbara that focuses on Cold Mountain, Jennifer Higdon’s opera. Ms. Leonard and Mr. Hunter Morris created the roles of Ada and Teague at the world premiere at Santa Fe Opera in 2015, and will share their expertise with the Vocal Institute fellows as they prepare for their performances in its west coast premiere. She also sings at recital at Hahn Hall on July 11 with John Churchwell at the piano.
She travels to New York on August 3, where she joins the extraordinary young musicians of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America and Sir Antonio Pappano. Ms. Leonard sings Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, and Richard Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie completes the program.