Isabel Leonard. Photo: Fay Fox
Isabel Leonard. Photo: Fay Fox
Isabel Leonard. Photo: Fay Fox
Isabel Leonard. Photo: Dario Acosta
Cosi fan tutte. Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Isabel Leonard as Sesto. Photo: Michael Cooper
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
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Isabel Leonard. Photo: Dario Acosta
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David Rohde Interviews Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard

When Washington National Opera presents one of opera’s top examples of musical comedy next spring, it’s only fitting that the production will star a singer whose background sounds as ready-made for Broadway as for the opera house. Isabel Leonard, who will sing the lead role of Rosina in Gioachino Rossini’s laugh-filled romp The Barber of Seville, […]

WOSU Radio: Guitarist Sharon Isbin, Soprano Isabel Leonard Give Voice to Spanish Soul in ‘Alma Española’

That old guitar that you strum from time to time — did you know it has a soul? If musical instruments are said to have souls, then there is no instrument with a soul more Spanish than the guitar. And now, there is arguably no recording with a more Spanish soul than Alma Española, a new […]

SFist: Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard Discusses Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year. He and SF Symphony musical director Michael Tilson-Thomas were buddies. Lenny considered MTT his musical son. Not coincidentally, the Symphony will present a slew of Bernstein-themed programs throughout the season. Indeed the opener of Opening night was Candide‘s overture. It keeps going this week with the West Side Story symphonic dances, the Chichester Psalms, […]

Alma Española: Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin

Listen to an interview with Sharon Isbin about “Alma Española”, her latest CD with Isabel Leonard. All Classical Portland

SFCV – Isabel Leonard: Prime Time Mezzo

Local audiences have heard Isabel Leonard at San Francisco Opera in one of her most acclaimed roles, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and at the Symphony showing off her musical-theater chops in On the Town. Soon they will have a chance to enjoy the celebrated mezzo-soprano’s talent and charm at the Symphony’s celebration of Bernstein’s 100th birthday on […]

Five Questions with Isabel Leonard

Isabel Leonard will be performing at the Philadelphia Orchestra’s closing night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The performance will be Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. 1 Who are you? My name is Isabel Leonard. I am an international opera singing, love of dancing and cooking, full-time mom. 2 What activities or site-seeing do […]

Opera News reviews George London Foundation Recital

“Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and baritone Jared Bybee headlined the first concert of this season’s George London Foundation Recital Series at the Morgan Library’s Gilder Lehrman Hall. The October 9 program found Leonard in exceptionally fine voice. She evinced supreme control over her chocolatey mezzo-soprano and instinctively tailored her approach to the long, narrow hall, so that […]

Artist of the Week: Isabel Leonard Conquers Italian Audiences as Charlotte in Massenet’s ‘Werther’


Interview with Isabel Leonard

Classical 96.3

‘Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony’

The Mercury News

Carnegie Hall Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Star-Studded Gala


Grammy-Winning Opera Stars Isabel Leonard & Nathan Gunn in ‘Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony’

Broadway World

Opera singer Isabel Leonard has an unconventional approach to wellness

Forty (More) Under Forty: The Next Generation of Great Opera Singers, Part 2

WQXR Operavore

Isabel Leonard: Philly’s “It Girl” For 2016

Philadelphia Magazine

Isabel Leonard: Entry to Our World

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