Isabel Leonard
United States



Previously for HGO, Isabel Leonard performed the role of Charlotte in Werther (2022). In repertoire that spans from Vivaldi to Mozart to Nico Muhly, she has graced the stages of the Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Salzburg Festival, Bavarian State Opera, Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Aix-en-Provence Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, and The Santa Fe Opera in The Barber of Seville (Rosina), Cinderella (Angelina), The Marriage of Figaro(Cherubino), Così fan tutte (Dorabella), Don Giovanni (Zerlina/Donna Elvira), La clemenza di Tito (Sesto), Werther (Charlotte), Dialogues of the Carmelites (Blanche de la Force), Griselda (Costanza), La bohème (Musetta), Giulio Cesare (Sesto), and the title roles in CarmenLa PéricholeCendrillonMarnie, and Der Rosenkavalier. Leonard’s engagements during the 2023-24 season include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Rosina in The Barber of Seville with LA Opera, Ravel’s Chansons madécasses in concert with the Met Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, the title role in a new production of Songbird with Washington National Opera, and the title role in Cinderella with Bavarian State Opera. In the 2022-23 season Leonard made her La Scala debut as Miranda in The Tempest and performed in recital with guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas in Los Angeles and San Diego. Leonard is a recipient of the Richard Tucker Award and a multiple Grammy Award winner, most recently for Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges on Decca (2016) and The Tempest from The Metropolitan Opera on Deutsche Grammophon (2014), both for Best Opera Recording. 


Charlotte: WERTHER 2022-23