Saturday, October 6, 2007

Outstanding Liberal Arts Student Gets Rave Review For Her Met Debut

Isabel Leonard, a recent Juilliard graduate fondly remembered as an enthusiastic & committed Liberal Arts student, was praised in the New York Times for her performance in the role of Stephano in the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Gounod's Romeo et Juiliette for "making her company debut with remarkable aplomb." She is described as singing "with the assurance of one who feels completely at home on the stage." The reviewer notes that "it is hard to make a splash in a pants role in a long opera on a night when Anna Netrebko is singing, but Ms. Leonard did." For the full review, see, September 27, 2007, "The Lovers of Verona, Swaggering and Soaring." The production runs through December 31.

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