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Watch Marnie on PBS

24 Jan 2019 / in News

PBS Marnie premieres Friday, February 1 at 9 p.m. on Great Performances at the Met on PBS (check local listings). Nico Muhly’s new opera, based on the 1961 Winston Graham thriller that inspired the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, stars Isabel Leonard in the title role alongside Christopher Maltman as Mark Rutland. Janis Kelly, Denyce Graves, and Iestyn Davies round out the […]

February and March performances

22 Jan 2019 / in News

After a recital at Myrtle Beach on February 7, Isabel Leonard sings two special Gala concerts, “Three Centuries of Love”,  at the Metropolitan Opera. The performances, on February 10 and 17, honour Andrea Bocelli, who will be performing alongside Ms. Leonard, Nadine Sierra, Aida Garifullina, and a few surprise guests. She also sings a recital in Philadelphia with […]

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, […]