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Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Met mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard talks about starring in an all-new abridged, English-language production of "The Barber of Seville" designed for families. In the fall she starred as Miranda in the Met premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Tempest,” and in the spring for a third production, a rare revival of Poulenc’s gripping French Revolution tragedy “Dialogues of the Carmelites.” “The Barber of Seville” runs through January 5 at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Comments [2]

Meredith from nyc

very interesting interview....Ms Leonard has a beautiful speaking voice as well as singing. She must be one of the few opera singers to have studied ballet so many years, and to have sung with jazz bands. So why and how did she make the transition to voice studies and into opera? What was that like?

Dec. 20 2012 02:10 PM

I love Poulenc. I sing in a chamber chorus and whenever we sing Poulenc I'm in heaven.. :-)

Dec. 20 2012 01:22 PM

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