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Cosi fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera

08 Apr 2014 / in News

In April, Isabel returns to The Metropolitan Opera stage as Dorabella, one of her signature roles, in Mozart’s effervescent comedy Cosí fan tutte. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times praised Ms. Leonard’s portrayal at The Met in November 2010: “Blending vocal warmth and clarity, Ms. Leonard was a winning Dorabella.” George Loomis of The Classical Review said of the same […]

Trio of Rosinas

25 Mar 2014 / in News

Isabel Leonard completes this season’s trio of performances as Rosina in The Barber of Seville at The Dallas Opera in April, having already performed the role to rave reviews at San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. John von Rhein of The Chicago Tribune said Isabel’s Rosina “balanced sweet and saucy nicely” and she “commands the wide range, […]

Isabel Leonard Wins her first Grammy and Makes her Lyric Opera Debut

31 Jan 2014 / in News

Isabel Leonard took home her first Grammy last weekend, winning the 2013 Best Opera Recording for Adès’ The Tempest. This honor is shared with composer/conductor Thomas Adès, cast members Simon Keenlyside, Audrey Luna, Alek Shrader & Alan Oke, as well as producer Jay David Saks. This Deutsche Grammophon album features The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and […]

Richard Tucker Award Winner Isabel Leonard and Friends at The Greene Space

02 Oct 2013 / in News

For the past 35 years, the annual Richard Tucker Award has been granted to an American singer poised on the edge of a major national and international career, with a list of winners that reads like a who’s who of international opera stars. This year’s recipient, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, has been called “opera’s new ‘it girl,’” […]

Isabel Leonard Wins Richard Tucker Award

15 Apr 2013 / in News

WQXR | By Brian Wise Isabel Leonard, a mezzo-soprano from New York City, has won this year’s Richard Tucker Award, given annually to a promising American opera singer. The award, which was created by the Richard Tucker Foundation in 1978, consists of a cash prize of $30,000 and a concert appearance. The award comes less than […]