Critics are calling Isabel Leonard’s performance as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro “one of the finest trouser-role performances in memory” (New York Classical Review) at The Metropolitan Opera. “The plush, animated mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard is a beguiling Cherubino…” Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times “Finer still was mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, whose Cherubino is one of the finest […]
Isabel’s 2014-15 season kicks off with a return to The Metropolitan Opera, for not one, but two productions. First up is Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, with Ms. Leonard singing the role of Cherubino, the mischevious pageboy. Music Director James Levine returns to the pit for these performances, which open The Met’s season. This is a […]
Isabel heads to Colorado for a recital on August 2nd at the Aspen Music Festival, in collaboration with guitarist Sharon Ibsin. The program features a variety of works, from revered Spanish composers including Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, and Manuel de Falla, with several arrangements by Ms. Ibsin. Visit the following link for tickets and a complete program listing.
Isabel Leonard sang the role of Octavian in excerpts from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier at the Tanglewood Festival on July 12th. Ms. Leonard was joined by sopranos Sophie Bevan as Sophie and Angela Denoke as the Marschallin, with Andris Nelsons leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Isabel received spectacular reviews for her performance: “Leonard’s mezzo soared luminously […]
In April, Isabel returns to The Metropolitan Opera stage as Dorabella, one of her signature roles, in Mozart’s effervescent comedy Cosí fan tutte. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times praised Ms. Leonard’s portrayal at The Met in November 2010: “Blending vocal warmth and clarity, Ms. Leonard was a winning Dorabella.” George Loomis of The Classical Review said of the same […]