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Tanglewood’s Bernstein Celebration

28 Aug 2018 / in Reviews

“Five numbers from the semi-staged “West Side Story” were, of course, an audience favorite. Isabel Leonard and Jessica Vosk created an outstanding duet as Maria and Anita” iBerkshires

WNO Opera Gala Concert review

22 May 2018 / in Reviews

“Isabel Leonard, Rosina in WNO’s just-ended “Barber of Seville,” offers an exquisite package, beautiful and polished and accurate both of voice and of person” The Washington Post “Oddly enough, the vocal highlight of the gala came not from LuPone but from two fine young opera singers, both by a curious coincidence named Leonard. Isabel Leonard […]

Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Washington National Opera

30 Apr 2018 / in Reviews

“Isabel Leonard made a feisty, comely Rosina, her snappy repartee supported by incisive comic timing. The American mezzo-soprano’s voice has broadened and warmed considerably, filling out in volume and smoothing over the chinks in the many florid runs.” Washington Classical Review

Le Nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera

31 Dec 2017 / in Reviews

“The real strength of Friday’s performance was the tightness of the comedy—the actors played off each other delightfully, and every moment seemed to land perfectly. Chief in this department was Isabel Leonard, who is now a reliable old hand as Cherubino, stealing the show every time she takes on this role, and drawing constant roars […]

SFGate: Mahler and Mozart with Michael Tilson Thomas

25 Nov 2017 / in Reviews

“Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard did double duty, coming in to sing the finale of the Mahler in gilt-edged phrases after concluding the first half of the concert with a crisp, warmly expressive account of Mozart’s early motet “Exsultate, jubilate.” Leonard imparted a wealth of unusual new colorations to both works, injecting just a tinge of earthiness […]