Isabel Leonard will return to The Met to sing the role of Zerlina in Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage’s production of Don Giovanni in February of 2012. Sir Andrew Davis will conduct and fellow cast members include Gerald Finley in the title role, along with Marina Rebeka, Ellie Dehn, Michael Polenzani, Jon Relyea and Shenyang.
Through no doing of the Ensemble ACJW, its concert on Friday night at Zankel Hall took on a newsier aspect than might have been anticipated. Just a couple of weeks earlier the evening’s conductor, the young Spanish maestro Pablo Heras-Casado, still relatively unknown in New York, had been named principal conductor of the Orchestra of […]
On October 1, Isabel Leonard kicked off her 2011-2012 season with a debut as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at The Met. Her performance has been described as “an assured, detailed performance as Rossini’s Rosina” and “agile and sensuous” by the New York Times. The Classical Review said “Isabel Leonard, a homegrown New York […]
Following a successful run of performances in Santa Fe Opera’s “Griselda” as Costanza, Isabel Leonard returns to the Vienna State Opera to sing the role of Rosina in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”. The last time Ms. Leonard was in Vienna was during her company debut when she played Cherubino in “Le Nozze di Figaro” in […]
Isabel Leonard returned to Santa Fe this summer as Costanza in the first major U.S. production of Griselda, directed by Peter Sellers. The LA Times raved that Leonard was a “revelation”, The Classical Review said, “Genuine star quality is a rarity on the opera stage – or anywhere – but it’s abundantly clear that Isabel […]