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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Isabel Leonard sings the music of Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:00 PM

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts Renée Fleming VOICES

The Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano pays homage to Leonard Bernstein, who was a pivotal force in translating and transforming the European song cycle and oratorio tradition into an American idiom that can be related to by all. Isabel Leonard precedes her turn as Rosina in WNO's production of The Barber of Seville with this intimate concert.  

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with John Arida, piano
Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard pays homage to Leonard Bernstein, who was a pivotal force in translating and transforming the European song cycle and oratorio tradition into an American idiom that can be related to by all. She precedes her turn as Rosina in WNO's production of The Barber of Seville with this intimate concert.  

MUSIC PROGRAM: 

A Little Bit in Love (Wonderful Town)
My House (Peter Pan)
I Feel Pretty (West Side Story)

Greeting (Arias and Barcarolles)
I hate music (A cycle of five kids songs)
I’m a person too (A cycle of five kids songs)
So Pretty (1968 anti-war song first performed by Barbra Streisand)
Peter, Peter (Peter Pan)
Carried Away (On the Town)

Something’s Coming (West Side Story)

Intermission

What a Movie! (Trouble in Tahiti)
Maria (West Side Story)
There is a Garden (Trouble in Tahiti)

Piccola Serenata (1979 song for Karl Böhm’s 85th birthday)
My Twelve Tone Melody (written for Irving Berlin’s 100th birthday)

Lonely Town (On the Town)
To What You Said (Songfest)\
Take Care of This House (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)
Some Other Time (On the Town)


Part of Renée Fleming VOICES series.

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A Note from Joseph "Yossi" Kalichstein, Artistic Director of Fortas
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It is always a treat to see an artist wear different hats, erasing the false demarcation between a soloist, a concert performer, and, yes, an opera star! We are thrilled to have Isabel Leonard as part of our Fortas season, enriching our renovated Terrace Theater with the passion, intensity, and beauty of her especially radiant mezzo-soprano voice.

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A Note from Renée Fleming, Artistic Advisor at Large
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Isabel is in demand at opera houses all over the world for her sparkling voice and stage presence. I loved singing with her recently at Carnegie Hall for the 125th anniversary of that legendary hall. Whether seeing her as Cinderella, Rosina, or Cherubino--or on Sesame Street--beauty and glamour are hallmarks of both her singing and her presence: a classical singer for the 21st century!

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