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San Francisco Symphony celebrates Bernstein
Join Isabel Leonard and the San Francisco Symphony’s celebration of Bernstein’s 100th birthday on September 22–24 at the Herbst Theatre! Ms. Leonard will sing Bernstein’s “Arias and Barcarolles” with bass-baritone Ryan McKinny.
Ms. Leonard will be available for autographs following the September 23 concert. Signing takes place in the orchestra lobby, near the Symphony Store.
For more information and tickets visit San Francisco Symphony’s website.
New album “Alma Española” now available for pre-order
Ms. Leonard’s latest recording, “Alma Española” will be released internationally on July 14, and is now available for pre-order via Amazon.com. A collection of all Spanish songs recorded with guitarist Sharon Isbin, the CD includes duos by Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Agustín Lara, and Joaquín Rodrigo, and guitar solos by Granados and Tárrega.
IN THE PRESS
San Francisco Classical Voice | 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 Sept. 22–24, and again on Oct.1 at the Herbst Theatre, when the singer will offer a diverse program showcasing composer Leonard Bernstein’s works for voice.
A product of Juilliard’s undergraduate and graduate programs and an arts education in New York City, Leonard, now in her mid-thirties, is a recipient of the illustrious Richard Tucker Award, and a frequent artist at the Metropolitan Opera and other major houses the world over. In the 10 years since her Met debut as Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette she has become a house favorite, singing a number of roles for lyric mezzo, such as Mozart’s Cherubino, Dorabella, and Zerlina, But she has also been praised for more dramatic roles such as Charlotte in Werther, and when she sang Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times called her “an ideal Blanche.”
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