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Canadian Opera Company / La Clemenza di Tito

16 Feb 2013 / in Reviews

“Then there’s Isabel Leonard, as the male character, Sesto. Her voice has the rich, fragrant depth of sandalwood and she looks so sublimely boyish yet fulsomely feminine that she combines the best of both genders. I adored her.” – Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star “Isabel Leonard produced a penetrating, copper tone that conveyed both the masculinity and […]

Glyndebourne Festival / Le Nozze di Figaro

28 Jul 2012 / in Reviews

“In a nicely balanced cast, my favourite is Isabel Leonard’s Cherubino – a stage animal with charisma written all over her.” Financial times, Andrew Clark  June 2012

Opera National de Bordeaux / Alcina

02 May 2012 / in Reviews

“Her technique is exemplary, her voice wonderfully guided to bring depth to the characters she incarnates with intelligence and with undeniable acting talent. She brings that new style to the opera in which the vocal brilliance adds to the theatrical dimension of her presence on stage. To that add the fact that she’s particularly gorgeous […]

Santa Fe Opera / La Griselda

26 Aug 2011 / in Reviews

“Isabel Leonard, as the daughter Constanza, is as much a revelation as the music. A mezzo-soprano with flawless execution and a radiantly focused intonation, Leonard gives us the two highlights of the evening,both examples of singing nearing the unbelievable, the energetic “Agitata da due venti” (Blown by two winds), and the meltingly pathetic “Ombre vane” […]

The Metropolitan Opera / Cosi fan tutte

03 Nov 2010 / in Reviews

“The singers by and large did well, with Isabel Leonard as Dorabella, being the vocal standout. As a girl in love with love (much like the young page, Cherubino, a role she sang at the Met last season), she sang with melting mellow tone.” Arlene Klotzko, Concertonet, December 2010 “Leonard was a sexy, confident Dorabella […]