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Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Gala

06 May 2016 / 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 / 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 / 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 – […]

‘Cold Mountain’ – Opera Philadelphia

08 Feb 2016 / in Reviews

“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, […]

‘The Barber of Seville’ at The Met

17 Dec 2015 / in Reviews

“Isabel Leonard is one of the leading mezzo-sopranos on the Met’s stage, and the feisty maiden Rosina is her signature role . . . it was such a natural fit to begin with that her interpretation remains a joy to hear, even in this pared-down version. Leonard’s “Una voce poco fa” (“In my heart I […]