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

03 Nov 2017 / 0 Comments / in

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

03 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in

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

24 Sep 2017 / 0 Comments / in

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

21 Sep 2017 / 0 Comments / in

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

21 Aug 2017 / 0 Comments / in

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 […]