“The absolutely lovely Isabel Leonard was the most effective of the evening as Ada, and she sounded and looked stunning. In fact, you’d almost mistake her for Scarlett O’Hara in one scene where she wore a emerald green sateen dress and floated majestically across the Academy stage. Ms. Leonard’s full range, both vocally and emotionally, […]
Isabel Leonard returns to the role of Ada in Cold Mountain, which makes its east coast premiere this February at Opera Philadelphia. Her portrayal in the world premiere garnered wide critical acclaim last summer at Santa Fe Opera: “Isabel Leonard was a beautiful, believable Ada, the richness of her mezzo evoking Ada’s reserve and desire.” (The Wall […]
Isabel Leonard performs a solo recital at the Tryon Fine Arts Center on January 9. The event, a highlight of the Tryon Concert Association’s 61st continuous year of performances, is available as part of the season subscription series. Tickets and more information are available at the following link.
The recent DECCA Classics release of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, featuring Isabel Leonard as the Child, has been nominated for a 2016 GRAMMY for Best Opera Recording. The album, with esteemed contributors including conductor Seiji Ozawa and the Saito Kinen Orchestra, was received with spectacular acclaim from critics: Isabel Leonard makes a believable Child . . . Her […]
Isabel Leonard sings at the 20th annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Dinner on December 2, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and John O’Hurley at The Pierre Hotel. The event also features performances from John Fogerty, Nathan Gunn, and the singing group Forte from America’s Got Talent. Proceeds from this special event will directly support prostate cancer research. She […]