Webcast: Isabel Leonard featured on WQXR by Richard Tucker Foundation
October 8, 2013

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, is increasingly familiar to New York opera audiences. A year after graduating from Juilliard with a Master's degree in 2006, she made her Met debut as Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette. This season's appearances 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.

The award, which was created by the Richard Tucker Foundation in 1978, consists of a cash prize of $30,000 and a concert appearance.

Leonard joins Operavore's Naomi Lewin for performance and conversation in The Greene Space, along with special guests Matthew Polenzani, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Sherrill Milnes.

For more information please contact:

Damon Bristo
(212) 841-9685

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