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Isabel Bayrakdarian

Friday, October 25, 2013  |  8 PM

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10025 – 101 St.
Edmonton, AB

Serouj Kradjian
Serouj Kradjian – Piano

A prize-winning performance at the 2000 Operalia competition introduced the world to Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian. In the years since she has continued to delight an enthusiastic and ever-growing audience. Internationally acclaimed as an opera star, recitalist and recording artist, she moves with ease from Gluck and Mozart to Poulenc and Janáek.

Her wide-ranging musical projects include performances with Broadway’s Patti LuPone, in the premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Sheer’s one-act opera To Hell and Back; soundtrack recordings for the films Ararat and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; and a widely toured program of traditional Armenian music developed with her husband, pianist and composer Serouj Kradjian.

Their shared taste for musical exploration is reflected in two recent CDs – their Juno award-winning collection of songs by the 19th century singer and composer Pauline Viardot-Garcia and Tango Notturno, a chronology of the tango in its many and varied expressions. Included in the concert program are some of the rediscovered vocal treasures they have so successfully introduced in these recordings and in recitals throughout North America.

“She’s a soprano prized for the flexible color of her voice as well as for the dramatic urgency she brings to operatic roles.” –Boston Globe

*Visitor parking: $5: Monday – Friday, after 5 PM.
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