Isabel Leonard. Photo: Fay Fox
Isabel Leonard. Photo: Fay Fox
Isabel Leonard. Photo: Fay Fox
Isabel Leonard. Photo: Dario Acosta
Cosi fan tutte. Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Isabel Leonard as Sesto. Photo: Michael Cooper
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
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Isabel Leonard. Photo: Dario Acosta
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Town and Country Magazine: A Love Letter to New York

Town and Country Magazine As this year draws to a close, we pay tribute to the city many of us at T&C call home. It’s a town that has taken an especially hard hit in 2020, and when we sent an incredible group of photographers, stylists, and writers into its streets to chronicle some of New York’s […]

Spotlight on Isabel Leonard

Cincinatti Symphony “I always sang, since I was a child,” says Isabel Leonard. “I ended up fully entrenched in classical music, really, once I began at Juilliard. Before college I had been singing musical theater and with the jazz band as well…. I love it all!” Hailed as “opera’s most in-demand singer” by Town and Country, […]

Playbill: Isabel Leonard to Make Role Debut as Carmen at Houston Grand Opera

Playbill Isabel Leonard will make her role debut in the title part of Carmen at Houston Grand Opera, kicking off its 2020–2021 season. The slate of offerings also includes a world premiere, Breaking the Waves, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. The revival of the Rob Ashford’s 2014 production of Carmen is set for October 23–November 13, conducted by […]

Opera Magazine – Isabel Leonard: “Angelina personifieert hoop”

Opera Magazine Isabel Leonard is vanaf 3 december Assepoester bij De Nationale Opera. Na een seizoen vol zware, messed up personages is de Amerikaanse zangeres wel toe aan een luchtige Rossini. Place de l’Opera spreekt met haar over de productie, de stemspier en de wereld rondreizen met een jonge zoon. Voor veel jonge zangers is de stap ná […]

The Berkshire Eagle: As a single mom and sought-after singer, Isabel Leonard is putting it all together

The Berkshire Eagle Isabel Leonard had just finished singing Sesto in Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” in Paris and was taking a few days off with her 8-month-old son Teo when her manager’s office contacted her and asked whether she was on a plane back to the U.S. “I’m like, no, I’m actually in Vienna,” she said. […]

Town and Country: Why Isabel Leonard, Opera’s Most In Demand Singer, Never Gets Nervous

Town and Country It’s a wonder Isabel Leonard is able to talk at all. After all, the Grammy Award-winning singer is one of opera’s most in-demand voices, and this year alone she’s had leading roles in the Metropolitan Opera’s productions of Marnie and Pelléas et Mélisande and sang alongside Andrea Bocelli in his Three Centuries of Love. Next, she’ll appear in the […]

BWW Interview: Isabel Leonard of DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES at The Metropolitan Opera

Isabel Leonard is one of, if not the, most in-demand opera singer in the world today. For the last decade her star has been on the rise all around the world both on the opera and concert stages. This season at The Met alone she’s performing in three different production, singing three roles that could […]

Imagista: The immensely talented and stunning Grammy Award winner gets candid with Imagista about a life in Opera

Imagista Imagista: You obviously have a remarkable, even enviable, talent as a singer and performer. At what age did you know you possessed this talent and at what age did you decided to pursue a career as an Opera singer? Isabel Leonard: Well, thank you! That’s very kind. I think I knew from a young […]

Vogue: Opera Star Isabel Leonard on Singing for Sesame Street, Dancing to Pitbull, And Performing for Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court

Vogue It’s a busy season for Isabel Leonard: The Grammy-winning opera singer just finished a string of five performances of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at the Metropolitan Opera; her upcoming dates with Andrea Bocelli at the Met (February 10 and 17) are already sold out; and she appears tonight on PBS (9:00 p.m. EST) singing the title role in Marnie—the Nico […]

Aria Code: Massenet’s Werther – You’ve Got Mail!

A picture may paint a thousand words, but nothing compares to the intimacy and immediacy of a handwritten letter. Hearing the “Letter Aria” from Jules Massenet’s Werther will prove it. From an opera based on the Goethe novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, this scene finds the tortured heroine Charlotte re-reading the letters of the doomed poet. In […]

David Rohde Interviews Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard

When Washington National Opera presents one of opera’s top examples of musical comedy next spring, it’s only fitting that the production will star a singer whose background sounds as ready-made for Broadway as for the opera house. Isabel Leonard, who will sing the lead role of Rosina in Gioachino Rossini’s laugh-filled romp The Barber of Seville, […]

WOSU Radio: Guitarist Sharon Isbin, Soprano Isabel Leonard Give Voice to Spanish Soul in ‘Alma Española’

That old guitar that you strum from time to time — did you know it has a soul? If musical instruments are said to have souls, then there is no instrument with a soul more Spanish than the guitar. And now, there is arguably no recording with a more Spanish soul than Alma Española, a new […]

SFist: Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard Discusses Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year. He and SF Symphony musical director Michael Tilson-Thomas were buddies. Lenny considered MTT his musical son. Not coincidentally, the Symphony will present a slew of Bernstein-themed programs throughout the season. Indeed the opener of Opening night was Candide‘s overture. It keeps going this week with the West Side Story symphonic dances, the Chichester Psalms, […]

Alma Española: Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin

Listen to an interview with Sharon Isbin about “Alma Española”, her latest CD with Isabel Leonard. All Classical Portland

SFCV – 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 […]

Five Questions with Isabel Leonard

Isabel Leonard will be performing at the Philadelphia Orchestra’s closing night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The performance will be Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. 1 Who are you? My name is Isabel Leonard. I am an international opera singing, love of dancing and cooking, full-time mom. 2 What activities or site-seeing do […]