Isabel Leonard will make her role debut in the title part of Carmen at Houston Grand Opera, kicking off its 2020–2021 season. The slate of offerings also includes a world premiere, Breaking the Waves, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.
The revival of the Rob Ashford’s 2014 production of Carmen is set for October 23–November 13, conducted by Eun Sun Kim. Joining the mezzo-soprano are Andrea Caré as Don José, Christian Pursell as Escamillo, and Anita Hartig as Micaela, all making their HGO debuts. Leonard was last seen in New York in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Marnie, directed by Tony nominee Michael Mayer.