La Zingarella

Out now!

La Zingarella has a lot of fire in it, and it transcends geography. It taps into human nature and unites us all. The album features music by Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvořák, Sebastián Iradier, Georges Bizet, Joaquín Valverde, Henry F.B. Gilbert, Maurice Yvain, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, and Victor Herbert in world-premiere arrangements by Peter Tiefenbach and John Greer. Featured on this recording are the Gryphon Trio – Annalee Patipatanakoon, Roman Borys, Jamie Parker, violinist Mark Fewer, and violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez. 

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Armenian Songs for Children

In Armenian Songs for Children, released 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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Winter's Night

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


Santa Barbara, California
UCSB & CAMA: Montage
Marjorie Luke Theatre

February 26 at 4pm


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Pasadena, California
Dream – AGBU Arts
March 03 at 8pm


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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ucsb logoDr. Bayrakdarian is a Professor of Voice, Director of Opera Theatre, and Head of Voice Area in the Music Department for the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). For more information, visit


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