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Isabel Leonard

Highly acclaimed for her “passionate intensity and remarkable vocal beauty,” the Grammy Award winning Isabel Leonard continues to thrill audiences both in the opera house and on the concert stage. In repertoire that spans from Vivaldi to Mozart to Thomas Ades, she has graced the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Salzburg Festival, Bavarian State Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, the title roles in Griselda, La Périchole, and Der Rosenkavalier, as well as Sesto in both Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and Handel’s Giulio Cesare. She has appeared with some of the foremost conductors of her time: James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Franz Welser-Möst, Edo de Waart, James Conlon, Andris Nelsons, and Harry Bicket with the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Vienna Philharmonic, among others. Ms. Leonard is in constant demand as a recitalist and is on the Board of Trustees at Carnegie Hall. She is a recent Grammy Award winner for Thomas Ades’ The Tempest (Best Opera Recording) and the recipient of the 2013 Richard Tucker Award. She recently joined the supporters of the Prostate Cancer Foundation to lend her voice in honor of her father who died from the disease when she was in college.

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Feb 18, 1982 In New York City, New York, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Metropolitan Opera At Home Gala 2020-04-25
Latest Project:
In the movie The Metropolitan Opera HD Live Gounod's Romeo et Juliette 2007-12-15
Known For
Poster of Don Giovanni
Poster of Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
Poster of Adès: The Tempest
Poster of Jules César
Movie Metropolitan Opera At Home Gala
Movie Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites Blanche de la Force
Movie Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood Unknown
Movie Metropolitan Opera Live — Marnie Unknown
Movie Verdi: Aida Self - Host
Movie Tosca Self - Host
Movie Don Giovanni Unknown
Movie Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rosina
Movie Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Cherubino
Movie Mozart: Così fan tutte Dorabella
Movie Adès: The Tempest Miranda
Movie Jules César Sesto
Movie The Metropolitan Opera HD Live Gounod's Romeo et Juliette Stéphano