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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. […]

Role debut as Marnie

21 Aug 2018 / in News

On October 19, Isabel Leonard appears at the Metropolitan Opera to make her role debut as Marnie in Nico Muhly’s opera of the same name. This work, which premiered in London in 2017, tells the story of a young woman who makes a living by embezzling from her employers, moving on, and changing her identity […]

Summer performances

27 May 2018 / in News

This summer, Isabel Leonard makes an appearance at some of the most prestigious summer festivals in the United States, starting with Caramoor Festival on June 28, where she performs alongside guitarist Sharon Isbin, whim whom she recently released an album of Spanish songs, Alma Española. This concert features works included in this album. On August […]