It’s not every prima donna who can boast a degree in biomedical engineering, but then, Isabel Bayrakdarian isn’t your average prima donna. In a career still in its second decade, an eagerly anticipated visitor to opera houses and concert halls the world over, she’s become as celebrated for her beauty, presence, and style as for a strikingly multihued voice that’s wholly in sync with the rest of her.
Isabel is joined by Canadian pianist Robert Kortgaard, well known to Stratford audiences. Mr. Kortgaard has performed as a soloist with major Canadian orchestras and has given recitals around the world. He is a favorite collaborator of many of Canada’s finest instrumental soloists, vocalists and chamber groups. His performances are frequently heard on CBC Radio. Robert is Artistic Director of the Indian River Festival on Prince Edward Island (recently nominated “Event of the Year” by the East Coast Music Awards), and the Leith Summer Music Festival in Ontario.
"Through Romany Songland"
Brahms: Zigeunerlieder , voice, piano
Dvorak: Gypsy Songs , voice, violin, piano
Guridi: Selections from Canciones Castellanas voice, piano duration: 8-10 minutes
Selection of Tangos: voice, violin, piano
Assisted with a gift from:
Jane Fryman Laird
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Friday August 9 | 3 pm
$30 | $50 + HST (+$5 at the door)