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Spivey Hall Recital

03 Mar 2008 / in Reviews

What appeared to be a typo on the front of Saturday evening’s Spivey Hall recital booklet — Isabel Leonard’s named floated free of category yet Brian Zeger was identified as the pianist — turned out to be a statement about artistic options. A native New Yorker, Isabel Leonard made her professional opera debut last season […]

Weill Hall Recital

03 Mar 2008 / in Reviews

The mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard made a noteworthy Metropolitan Opera debut last fall as Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette, demonstrating a lively stage presence and a radiant lyric voice. On Friday she proved that she is also confident on the recital stage, making her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall, ably accompanied by the […]

The Metropolitan Opera / Romeo et Juliette

03 Sep 2007 / in Reviews

“And making her company debut with remarkable aplomb as Stéphano was Isabel Leonard, a young Julliard graduate who sang with the assurance of one who feels completely at home on the stage, wielding an easy mezzo that went up from an amber-colored lower register to an impressive, soprano like top. It is hard to make […]