Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

In Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia at The Metropolitan Opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won’t be kept under lock and key. Lawrence Brownlee is her conspiring flame, Almaviva, and Christopher Maltman is the omnipotent barber, Figaro. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Isabel Leonard spoke with WCLV’s Angela Mitchell about how she prepares for a show, performing while six months pregnant, and what’s keeping her most busy these days (hint: it’s NOT opera).

 Photo: Ken Howard/The Metropolitan Opera

Photo: Ken Howard/The Metropolitan Opera