Striking a Chord

BY Kelsey Windhaven | December 21, 2016 | Feature Features

Opera singer Isabel Leonard, who received her bachelor's and master's degrees at Juilliard, will perform at The Phoenix Symphony this month.
GRACE NOTE See Isabel Leonard at The Phoenix Symphony from Jan. 6 to 8

Here’s a way to start the new year on a high note: See Grammy Award-winning mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard perform live in the Valley this month. The opera singer, who has graced just about every major stage in the world, from The Met in NYC to the Paris Opera, will bring her bright, velvety vibrato to The Phoenix Symphony Jan. 6 to 8. Maestro Tito Muñoz will lead the orchestra while Leonard performs favorites from Bizet’s Carmen, and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Spanish folk songs. Leonard has received widespread acclaim both in the United States and abroad for her powerful physical performance and exquisite vocal beauty, both of which earned her the 2013 Richard Tucker Award, a prestigious title given annually to a singer on the verge of a major worldwide career. This marks Leonard’s first time performing in the Valley. Main floor tickets from $25, 1 N. First St., Ste. 200, Phoenix, 602.495.1999

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