Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard Wins “Heisman Trophy” of Opera
Above: Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings Cherubino’s aria “Non so piÃ¹” from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
Each year the Richard Tucker Music Foundation grants the prestigious award, which carries a $30,000 prize, to “an American singer poised on the edge of a major national and international career.” Past recipients of the award include soprano Renee Fleming and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.
Leonard has been highly acclaimed for her performances of the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro, a role that has come to be one of her signature roles. Leonard also is a regular performer at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and other major opera houses around the world.
Read more: ‘Heisman Trophy of opera’ Goes to Isabel Leonard (AP)