latest album

In her latest album, Armenian Songs for Children, releasing on June 18, Bayrakdarian gives new life to beloved children’s songs, lullabies and prayers that have been passed down generation after generation from her homeland of Armenia. Follow her social media channels for single releases and more!

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latest collaboration

In her latest collaboration, Bayrakdarian rings in the holidays with Canadian rock band Glass Tiger on their first-ever Christmas album Songs For A Winter’s Night! Bayrakdarian was in good company alongside fellow Canadian artists Gordon Lightfoot, Natalie MacMaster, and Roch Voisine.

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about Isabel

Mother, singer, teacher, poet, artist, storyteller, collaborator, believer… Isabel Bayrakdarian is not your average prima donna. The world-renowned soprano, with roots and culture that travel from Armenia and Lebanon to Canada and the USA, has become as celebrated for her beauty, presence, and style as for her strikingly multidimensional voice that is wholly in sync with the rest of her.

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Discover the many dimensions of Bayrakdarian’s versatility – from opera and art songs, to film music and crossover collaborations > Listen to Recordings

Soundtracks and DVDs

‘Evenstar’, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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‘An Everyday Wish’, Songs for a Winter’s Night, Glass Tiger

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Ottawa Chamberfest
Tuesday July 27 at 2pm and Thursday July 29 at 7pm


This is a charismatic soprano clearly at home in whatever kind of music she pleases to sing.…”

Chicago Classical Review

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…a soprano voice that combines lyricism with remarkable dramatic instincts

Time Magazine

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teaching & masterclasses

Teaching and mentoring is yet another facet of the many roles that Bayrakdarian plays. Her University teaching along with regular masterclasses provide real-world learning opportunities for a host of talented young artists aspiring toward a career in opera and art songs.

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teaching session


ucsb logoMs. Bayrakdarian is Associate Professor of Voice on the Music Faculty of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). For more information, visit


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