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Isabel Leonard SongStudio Masterclass, 1/22/22
Photo by Pete Matthews/Feast of Music

After going virtual last year, Carnegie Hall's SongStudio returned live to the Resnick Education Wing this week. The Weill Music Institute's premier program for young vocalists, SongStudio offers singers and "collaborative pianists" (a.k.a. accompanists) a crash course in everything from stage presence to vocal diction, exploring both the classic and current song repertoire with an eye towards pulling the recital experience into the 21st Century. Led by renowned soprano Renée Fleming - who took over for the late mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne in 2019 - some twenty young singers and pianists have spent the week working with some of the brightest lights in opera and song, including Fleming, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard (whose masterclass is tonight.)

The weeklong program culminates tomorrow night with a recital in Zankel Hall, overseen by Fleming. Limited tickets for tonight's Isabel Leonard masterclass and tomorrow's recital are available for purchase on Carnegie's website or at the box office. If you plan to go, please take note of Carnegie's new policies to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.