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‘Triumphant ‘On the Town’ revival turns Davies Hall into ‘New York, New York’

26 May 2016 / 0 Comments / in Reviews

“Three singers were corralled from opera, and they too amazed. Isabel Leonard (Clair, the racy anthropologist) demonstrated she can dance, act, wise-crack and sing Broadway with the best of them.” Mark Swed – LA Times “Isabel Leonard cut an equally manic figure as the nymphomaniacal paleontologist Claire de Loone, her character’s desires just barely kept […]

Higdon’s Cold Mountain (album reviews)

09 May 2016 / 0 Comments / in Reviews

“Isabel Leonard’s Ada has a high and bright mezzo, with exemplary diction . . .” -Opera Now

Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Gala

06 May 2016 / 0 Comments / in Reviews

“After a sultry account of Bizet’s “Habanera,” Ms. Leonard also proved herself a stylish singer of American popular music, collaborating with Mr. Feinstein in a Berlin and Kern medley of works made famous onscreen by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.” Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times

Duo Recital – Philadelphia (Kimmel Center)

31 Mar 2016 / 0 Comments / in Reviews

“Of all the starry performers to have appeared in the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s current season, few can be accounted starrier than the Metropolitan Opera’s Cherubino. Having been bowled over not long ago by Isabel Leonard’s portrayal of that role, I approached her all-Hispanic recital with guitarist Sharon Isbin with the highest expectations—and if anything […]

‘Le nozze di Figaro’ – The Metropolitan Opera

27 Feb 2016 / 0 Comments / in Reviews

“So it came as little surprise that on Thursday evening, when Richard Eyre’s 2014 production of “Figaro” returned to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera with the wonderful Isabel Leonard again in that role, Cherubino ruled. Ms. Leonard’s lustrous, full-bodied mezzo-soprano and her exquisite comic timing seized attention at every turn.” James R. Oestreich – […]