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Return to Lyric Opera of Chicago in ‘La Cenerentola’

20 Sep 2015 / in News

Isabel Leonard makes her highly-anticipated return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago this fall, in the title role of Rossini’s sparkling comedy La Cenerentola. Ms. Leonard was last seen on the Civic Opera House stage in her 2014 house debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, which was heralded as a “radiant debut . . . The American […]

Aspen Festival Appearances

06 Aug 2015 / in News

Isabel Leonard joins conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech and the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra on August 9, for a concert featuring Berlioz’ Les nuits d’été. Ms. Leonard is the featured soloist for this lustrous set of six songs, with text by Théophile Gautier. The programme also highlights violinist Sarah Chang playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D. Minor, op. 47, Borodin’s Overture to […]

World Premiere of ‘Cold Mountain’ at Santa Fe Opera

27 Jul 2015 / in News

Isabel Leonard will create the role of Ada in the world premiere of Cold Mountain this summer at Santa Fe Opera, with music by Jennifer Higdon and a libretto by Gene Scheer. The work is based on the Civil War-era novel of the same name, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Charles Frazier. The principal cast […]

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

09 Jun 2015 / in News

This month, Isabel Leonard joins soprano Janai Brugger, baritone Nathan Gunn, and pianist Dan Saunders for two Metropolitan Opera Summer Recitals. The first takes place at the Central Park SummerStage on June 15, followed by a performance at Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1 on June 17. For more information on the series including a […]

Washington National Opera debut in ‘La Cenerentola’

01 May 2015 / in News

Isabel Leonard makes her house debut at Washington National Opera this month, as Angelina in Rossini’s effervescent comedy La Cenerentola, following her recent “triumph” in the role at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Ms. Leonard shares the stage with Maxim Mironov (Don Ramiro) and Paolo Bordogna (Don Magnifico), with Speranza Scappucci leading the WNO Orchestra. The production […]