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An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope album available November 18

06 Nov 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

Isabel Leonard joins a roster of acclaimed colleagues, including Joyce DiDonato, Melody Moore, Anthony Dean Griffey, Nicole Cabell, and Sean Panikkar, on An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope, a new album with all profits benefiting amFar, the foundation for AIDS research. Ms. Leonard and others lend their voices to this effort, performing songs from some […]

Recording of Dr. Seuss’ Gertrude McFuzz on GPR records

09 Oct 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

Isabel Leonard lends her voice to the popular Dr. Seuss character Gertrude McFuzz on a new recording featuring the story set to music by composer Rob Kapilow, accompanied by the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra and members of the Broadway Youth Ensemble. Acclaimed baritone Nathan Gunn sings The Polar Express on the same album, which will be released on […]

Isabel is “beguiling” and “marvelous” as Cherubino at The Met!

24 Sep 2014 / 1 Comment / in News

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 […]

Fall 2014 engagements at The Met

15 Aug 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

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 […]

Recital at Aspen Music Festival in August

22 Jul 2014 / 0 Comments / in News

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.