Isabel Leonard

(by Jared Slater)

Richard Tucker Award Winner Isabel Leonard and Friends

Friday, October 4, 2013

7:00 PM

For the past 35 years, the annual Richard Tucker Award has been granted to an American singer poised on the edge of a major national and international career, with a list of winners that reads like a who’s who of international opera stars. This year’s recipient, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, has been called "opera’s new 'it girl,'" and some of her 2013-14 season highlights include Così fan tutte at The Metropolitan Opera (Dorabella); The Barber of Seville at San Francisco Opera and Dallas Opera (Rosina); and the Marilyn Horne 80th Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall.

Join us in The Greene Space as WQXR presents an exclusive performance and conversation hosted by Operavore's Naomi Lewin, featuring Isabel Leonard and special guests:

Matthew Polenzani 
tenor and past Richard Tucker Award Winner

 

 

Anthony Roth Costanzo
countertenor and past Career Grant recipient

 

 

Sherrill Milnes
legendary Met baritone, who will talk about his illustrious career and his memories of Richard Tucker

 

 

 

 

Guests:

Isabel Leonard and Sherrill Milnes

Hosted by:

Naomi Lewin