Isabel Leonard is a Grammy®-winning Argentine-American mezzo-soprano.
We’ve watched her perform at the Argentine Consulate in New York. When Ms. Leonard starts to sing, you can’t help but stop whatever you are doing and just listen. She has a really commanding stage presence.
Isabel Leonard Live with Carnegie Hall
Isabel Leonard performs for Live with Carnegie Hall on New York Latin Culture Magazine’s Facebook channel on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 2pm. FREE
Ms. Leonard will discuss her musical interests with Zsolt Bognár of “Living the Classical Life.” She’ll sing a little something with Emanuel Ax on piano and special guests: American soprano Janai Brugger and jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.
Isabel Leonard Started Singing as a Child
Ms. Leonard is known for her dramatic ability as well as her singing. She was born February 18, 1982 in New York City and still lives in New York. She is Argentine on her mother’s side.
Ms. Leonard started her career singing in the Manhattan School of Music children’s chorus. She has Bachelor’s and Masters of Music from Juilliard.
Ms. Leonard began singing opera in 2007 and made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Stéphano in “Roméo et Juliette” the same year.
At the Met, she also sings Rosina in “The Barber of Seville,” Cherubino in “Le Nozze di Figaro,” Miranda in “The Tempest,” Dorabella in “Così fan tutte,” Zerlina in “Don Giovanni,” Charlotte in “Werther,” and Cherubino in “Le Nozze di Figaro.”
Ms. Leonard won her first Grammy for “Best Opera Recording” for Adès’ “The Tempest” (Deutsche Grammophon, 2013).
She won her second Grammy for “Best Opera Recording” for her singing of the child in Ravel’s one-act opera L’enfant et les sortileges on the album Ravel: L’enfant et les sortileges, Sheherazade conducted by Seiji Ozawa (Decca, 2015).
To learn more about the artist, visit IsabelLeonard.com