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December Concerts with Pablo Sáinz-Villegas

20 Nov 2022 / in News

This December, Isabel Leonard joins guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas for a series of special concerts in California and New York. The pair perform their intimate recital featuring operatic arias, Argentinian folk songs, and Spanish songs on December 1st at The Baker-Baum Concert Hall in La Jolla and December 3rd at The Colburn School’s Zipper Hall in […]

La Scala Debut in Adès’ The Tempest

20 Oct 2022 / in News

This November, Isabel Leonard makes her highly-anticipated house debut at the revered Teatro alla Scala as Miranda in The Tempest. With music by Thomas Adès and a libretto by Meredith Oakes, this celebrated opera premiered at London’s Royal Opera House in 2004 to great acclaim and is now recognized as one of the leading works […]

Carmen in Santa Fe

14 Jun 2022 / in News

This summer, Isabel Leonard makes a thrilling return to Santa Fe Opera as the titular character in Georges Bizet’s fiery opera, Carmen. Ms. Leonard made her SFO debut in 2008 as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and has since returned for their productions of Cold Mountain and Vivaldi’s Griselda. In this new production, director […]

Carmen debut at the Kennedy Center

30 Mar 2022 / in News

Isabel Leonard will make her debut in the role of Carmen at the Washington National Opera on May 14, in a vibrant D.C. premiere directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Evan Rogister. Opposite her will be Michael Fabiano as Don José, Vanessa Vasquez as Micaëla, and Ryan Speedo Green as Escamillo. Bizet’s blockbuster of […]

Isabel Leonard wins a 2020 GRAMMY

16 Mar 2021 / in News

Isabel Leonard has won the 2020 GRAMMY in the Best Classical Compendium category for Thomas’s “From the Diary Anne Frank and Meditations on Rilke,” the premiere recordings of MTT’s first and most recent compositions for voice and orchestra. MTT’s From the Diary of Anne Frank and Meditations on Rilke feature narrator Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano Sasha […]