Isabel Leonard, mezzo soprano

Now ten years into her professional career, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard has established herself as an audience favorite at the Metropolitan Opera. She has appeared at the Met as Miranda in the company premiere of Thomas Adès’ The Tempest, directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by the composer; as Rosina in Bartlett Sher’s Barbière staging; and as Blanche de la Force in a revival of Dialogues des Carmélites. Recently, she performed at the Met as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.  She also has performed with several other opera companies and orchestras, and in recitals. Other operatic roles include La Perichole by Offenbach, performed with L’Opera National de Bordeaux; Cenerentola in Fort Worth, Texas; and Cosi fan Tutte at the Salzburg Summer Festival. In August 2012, she made her company début in a new production of Le Nozze di Figaro at Glyndebourne. She received the Beverly Sills Artist Award in 2011 and the Richard Tucker Award in 2013.  A Grammy award winner for Thomas Ades’ The Tempest (Best Opera Recording), she also serves on the Board of Trustees at Carnegie Hall. Click here for more information on Isabel Leonard.

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