Isabel Bayrakdarian

Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, an achievement she made in the same year she graduated from the University of Toronto with a Biomedical Engineering degree. She’s performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and sings regularly with the Canadian Opera Company, to name just a few. She’s appeared with the premier orchestras of New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Paris, London, Vienna, Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal under the esteemed batons of such eminent conductors as Seiji Ozawa, James Conlon, David Zinman, Michael Tilson Thomas, Alan Gilbert, Nicholas McGegan, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, Leonard Slatkin, James Levine, Anne Manson, Bramwell Tovey, Peter Oundjian and Richard Bradshaw. Bayrakdarian is the winner of an impressive four consecutive Juno Awards for best classical album, and has won the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee medals. She is on the Voice Faculty at the University to California Santa Barbara.

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