Isabel Leonard made her Glyndebourne Festival debut this summer to rave reviews as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. This opera has special meaning to the Glyndebourne Festival as it was their first opera performed in 1934. Ms. Leonard’s performance has garnered reviews such as, “In a nicely balanced cast, my favourite is Isabel Leonard’s […]
Isabel Leonard will return to the Opera National de Bordeaux in May of 2012 to debut the role of Ruggiero in David Alden’s new production of Alcina. This will be Ms. Leonard’s second Handel Opera and her third time in Bordeaux. During her first visit to Bordeaux in 2006, she made her European and professional […]
Isabel Leonard will return to The Met to sing the role of Zerlina in Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage’s production of Don Giovanni in February of 2012. Sir Andrew Davis will conduct and fellow cast members include Gerald Finley in the title role, along with Marina Rebeka, Ellie Dehn, Michael Polenzani, Jon Relyea and Shenyang.
Through no doing of the Ensemble ACJW, its concert on Friday night at Zankel Hall took on a newsier aspect than might have been anticipated. Just a couple of weeks earlier the evening’s conductor, the young Spanish maestro Pablo Heras-Casado, still relatively unknown in New York, had been named principal conductor of the Orchestra of […]
On October 1, Isabel Leonard kicked off her 2011-2012 season with a debut as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at The Met. Her performance has been described as “an assured, detailed performance as Rossini’s Rosina” and “agile and sensuous” by the New York Times. The Classical Review said “Isabel Leonard, a homegrown New York […]