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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 […]

Critical acclaim for Isabel’s debut as Sesto at Canadian Opera Company

16 Feb 2013 / in News

Isabel impresses critics and audiences alike in her role debut as Sesto in “La Clemenza di Tito” at Canadian Opera Company. Robert Harris of The Globe and Mail writes: “Isabel Leonard has a pure, expressive voice, but is also a fine actress, both vocally and on stage, and her Sesto transfigured the dynamics of the production every time she […]

Isabel Leonard to make her Canadian Opera Company debut as Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito

22 Jan 2013 / in News

Beginning on February 3, 2013, Isabel Leonard will debut as Sesto in Christopher Alden’s praised production of “La Clemenza di Tito” in Toronto.  This production of Mozart’s final opera will also star Michael Schade as Tito, Keri Alkema as Vitellia, Mireille Asselin as Servilia.  Daniel Cohen and Derek Bate will conduct this opera which will […]

Isabel Leonard Stars in a Metropolitan Opera Holiday Production of The Barber of Seville

10 Dec 2012 / in News

Over the 2012-13 holiday season, Isabel Leonard is set to play the charming Rosina in the new English-language version of The Barber of Seville at The Metropolitan Opera.  This Bartlett Sher production also stars Alek Shrader as the Count and Rodion Pogossov as the barber.  Yves Abel conducts this production which will be on stage […]