Video Published: 07 Apr 2016

Isabel Leonard in Conversation

Meet mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as she recounts milestones in her journey to the world’s greatest stages.

Originally recorded on April 7, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at OPERA America's National Opera Center in New York City as part of OPERA America Onstage.

About Isabel Leonard

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, known equally for her "wide range, coloratura agility and striking physical beauty" (Chicago Tribune), has performed internationally in both opera and concert with companies such as Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper and Opéra national de Paris. In addition to several recitals, she was heard this season in Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer's Cold Mountain at Opera Philadelphia, reprising the role she created for the work's world premiere at The Santa Fe Opera. Leonard recently won a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for Thomas Adès' The Tempest.

The Conversations series is generously supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.