“Glorious and Free” Romani‑inspired Songs and Operetta Arias


Santa Barbara, CA, United States

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Featuring works by Brahms, Dvořák, Iradier, Lehár, Kálmán, Yvain and Gilbert Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian has been a highly sought‑after performer at major opera houses and concert halls the world over including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, London, Paris, Vienna, Florence and Salzburg. She has toured the globe to appear with the premier orchestras, performing under the batons of renowned conductors like Seiji Ozawa, James Conlon, David Zinman, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Alan Gilbert to name a few. She was also the featured vocalist on the Grammy® Award‑winning soundtrack from the blockbuster film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Her newest recording, Armenian Songs for Children, was released in 2021 by AVIE Records, and received critical acclaim. In 2020 she also collaborated with the Grammy®‑nominated Canadian rock band Glass Tiger singing a track on their first‑ever Christmas album Songs for a Winter’s Night. When she’s not singing, Ms. Bayrakdarian teaches others how to sing at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she serves as Professor of Voice in the Music Department. She is joined by extraordinary Canadian chamber musicians Mark Fewer and Jamie Parker for this not‑to‑be‑​missed concert!

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