On Spanish Art Song with Isabel Leonard

September 17, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Isabel Leonard in white sun dress leaning over the arm of an antique upholstered chair, laughing
Isabel Leonard (Photo: Dario Acosta)

The GRAMMY Award–winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard joins Oliver from the Santa Fe Opera festival. Leonard discusses her Argentine-American heritage, shares her passion for Spanish language art song, and tracks her career leading up to her debut in the title role of Carmen.

Watch Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin performing “Polo” from Manuel de Falla’s Seven Popular Spanish Songs.


All selections performed by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.

Augustin Lara arr. Sharon Isbin: Granada
with Sharon Isbin, guitar
Alma Española
Bridge Records BCD9491

Joaquin Valverde: Clavelitos
Federico Garcia Lorca: “Los Pelegrenitos” from Canciones españolas antiguas
Enrique Granados: “Gracia mia” from Canciones amatorias
Manuel de Falla: Siete Canciones populares españolas
with Brian Zeger, piano
Delos DE-3468

Jennifer Higdon: Cold Mountain
Aria, “I feel sorry for you”
The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Higdon: Cold Mountain
Pentatone PTC5186583

Maurice Ravel: L’Enfant et les sortilèges
Part I, “Toi, le coeur de la rose…Deux robinets coulent dans un réservoir!”
with Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, tenor
SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus
SKF Matsumoto Choir
Saito Kinen Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Ravel: L’enfant et les sortilèges & Shéhérazade
Decca 4786760

Xavier Montsalvatge arr. Isbin:  Cinco canciones negras 
No. 4. Cancion de Cuna para dormir a un negrito
No. 5. Canto Negro
with Sharon Isbin, guitar
Alma Española
Bridge Records BCD9491