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

02 May 2019 / in

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

18 Apr 2019 / in

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

10 Feb 2019 / in

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

03 Feb 2019 / in

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!

31 Jan 2019 / in

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 […]