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Role debut in Pélleas et Melisande

19 Nov 2018 / in News

Debussy’s only opera, Pélleas et Melisande, a mesmerizing meditation on love and betrayal, returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage for the first time in almost a decade, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the landmark score. Isabel Leonard makes her role debut alongside tenor Paul Appleby as the naïve title lovers, and baritone Kyle Ketelsen is the […]

Upcoming recording of “Bernstein at 100”

11 Nov 2018 / in News

The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood spotlighted Leonard Bernstein’s wide-ranging talents as a composer, his many gifts as a great interpreter and champion of other composers, and his role as inspiration for a new generation of musicians and music lovers across the country and around the globe. This gala concert featured a kaleidoscopic array of […]

The New Yorker: Nico Muhly and the Metropolitan Opera Take on “Marnie”

13 Oct 2018 / in News

The New Yorker Winston Graham’s novel “Marnie” is already a major motion picture (Hitchcock did the honors, in 1964). Now it’s an opera, too. In Nico Muhly and Nicholas Wright’s version, the eponymous fraudster maintains an array of dazzling alter egos, clothed by the costume designer Arianne Philips and voiced by her own personal chorus, […]

2018/19 Season Preview

11 Sep 2018 / in News

Following her summer engagements at Caramoor, Songfest, and the Tanglewood Festival, Isabel Leonard embarks on a new season featuring highly anticipated role debuts, recitals, and an extensive tour throughout the United States with John Mauceri and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. In the 2018/19 season, Ms. Leonard returns to the Metropolitan Opera for several engagements, […]

New Bernstein digital album release

24 Aug 2018 / in News

In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony unveil their latest digital release: Bernstein’s personal and vacillating song cycle Arias and Barcarolles. In this recording, MTT enlivens a work he premiered with the composer, and shares with us a glimpse into the mind of one of music’s greatest cultural ambassadors. […]