The MCO presents soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian
$36 for adults, $34 for seniors and $15 for students and those under-30 (incl. GST)
745 Westminster Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 1A5
Tel: 1 204 783 7377
June 9, 2020
Praised for years by the likes of the New York Times and The Guardian for her opera performances, Isabel Bayrakdarian’s voice is matched by an irresistible stage presence.
And what a voice it is. Supremely virtuosic but strikingly multihued, it resonates with audiences wherever it’s heard—from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack to the world’s top opera and concert houses. Her voice has also changed the MCO forever. With Isabel, we’ve toured to Carnegie Hall, enchanted our hometown audience, and recorded a JUNO-nominated CD.
The singer tells us that while “historians omitted Cleopatra’s name and existence completely … she was instrumental in making him the greatest king in Armenian history.” Evidently she also inspired some tremendous arias, which Isabel promises to deliver with her usual lyricism and virtuosity. Anne Manson conducts.