recordings

2020

CD

The Other Cleopatra:
Queen of Armenia

Il Tigrane

Arias by Hasse, Vivaldi, Gluck

Kaunas City Symphony
Constantine Orbelian, Conductor

(Delos)

 

The Other Cleopatra - Queen of Armenia

CD

Songs for a Winter’s Night

Glass Tiger

Guest artists: Gordon Lightfoot, lsabel Bayrakdarian (An Every Day Wish), Natalie MacMaster, Roch Voisine

(Willow Music)

 

songs for a winter's night

2016

CD

JUNO Award Nomination for Best Classical Album of the Year: Choral/Vocal division

Mother of Light

Armenian Hymns and Chants in Praise of Mary

Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Coro Vox Aeterna, Anna Hamre, conductor

(Delos)

 

mother of light album cover

2015

CD

Il Tramonto

Ottorino Respighi

Orchestre Symphonique de Laval
Alain Trudel, conductor

(ATMA Classique) 

ottorino resphighi il tramonto

2013

DVD

The Cunning Little Vixen

Leoš Janáček

Isabel Bayrakdarian (Vixen), Quinn Kelsey, Judith Christin, Dennis Pertersen,
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Seiji Ozawa, conductor

(RAI/Arthaus Musik)

 

cunning little vixen

CD

2014 JUNO Award Nomination

Troubadour & the Nightingale

Ravel, Sayat-Nova, Kradjian

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, conductor

(MCO Records)

 

troubadour and the nightingale

CD

From Poetry to Art Song

Taras Shevchenko

The Ukranian Art Song Project

 

taras shevchenko cd cover

CD

Polkastra

“I Do”: The Wedding Album

Special guests: Isabel Bayrakdarian & David Krakauer

(Ancalagon)

 

I Do the wedding album cd cover

2012

CD

Symphony No. 3

Henryk Górecki

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, John Axelrod

(Sony Classical)

 

gorecki cd cover

2011

CD

The Spanish Masters

Albéniz, Granados, & de Falla

Zuill Bailey and Isabel Bayrakdarian

(Zenph)

the spanish masters cd cover

CD

The Art Song

Yakiv Stepovyi

The Ukranian Art Song Project

yakiv steopovyi cd cover

2010

CD

Passing By

Songs by Jake Heggie

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Joyce DiDonato, Zheng Gao, Susan Graham, Paul Groves, Keith Phares, Frederica von Stade; Dawn Harris, violin, CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola,  Emil Miland, cello, Jack Heggie, piano

 

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CD

Armenian Chamber Music

Amici Chamber Ensemble

(ATMA Classique)

 

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CD

Benvenuto Cellini

Hector Berlioz

Marcello Giordani, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Kristine Jepson, Peter Coleman-Wright, John Carlo, Robert Lloyd
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine, conductor

benvenuto cellini cd cover

2009

DVD

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Robert Schwentke, director
Mychael Danna, music

 

the time traveler's wife dvd cover

CD

The Art Songs

Mykola Lysenko

(6 CD Box Set)

The Ukranian Art Song Project

 

mykola lysenko cd cover

2008

CD

2008 Grammy and JUNO Award Nominations

Gomidas Songs

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Eduard Topchjan, conductor

(Nonesuch Records)

 

gomidas songs cd cover

CD

Tango Notturno

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Serouj Kradjian, piano, Tango Ensemble

(CBC Records)

 

tango notturno cd cover

2006

DVD

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni

Bayrakdarian, Hampson, D’Arcangelo, Schäfer, Diener, Beczala, Pisaroni, Lloyd

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker
Daniel Harding, conductor

(Decca)

 

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DVD

Opera Night

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Chor & Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Lawrence Foster, conductor

 

Opera Night CD Cover

CD

Festliche Operngala

für die Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung

Chor & Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Lawrence Foster, conductor

(RCA)

 

festliche operngala cd cover

CD

Nuages du Monde

Delerium

(Nettwerk Records)

 

nuages du monde cd cover

DVD

2006 GEMINI Award Nomination from The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

A Long Journey Home

Isabel Bayrakdarian

 

a long journey home dvd cover

CD

2004 JUNO Award for Best Classical Album

Mozart

Arie & Duetti

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Russell Braun, Michael Shade
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra
Richard Bradshaw, conductor

(CBC Records)

 

mozart arie duetti cd cover

2005

DVD

Burnt Toast

Paul Gross, Colm Feore, Sean Cullen, Jean Stilwell, Scott Thompson, Isabel Bayradarian
Dan Redican, Mark McKinnet, Leah Pinsent, Russel Braun, Colin Mochrie
Larry Weinstein, director
Alexina Louie, music, Espirit Orchestra, Alex Pauk, conductor

 

Burnt Toast, Isabel Bayrakdarian DVD Cover

DVD

Opera Night for the German AIDS Foundation
Live Concert from the Opera Cologne 2005

Carlos Álvarez, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Michèle Crider, Vivica Genaux, Tamar Iveri, Edda Moser, Saimir Pirgu, Thomas Quasthoff, Regina Richter, Claudia Rohrbach, Neil Shicoff

 

opera night deutsche oper berlin dvd cover

CD

2005 JUNO Award for Best Classical Album

Pauline Viardot-Garcia

Lieder Chansons Canzoni Mazurkas

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Serouj Kradjian, piano

(Analekta)

 

pauline viardot garcia cd cover

DVD

Holocaust – A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz

James Kent, director
John Axelrod, conductor

 

2004

CD

Symphony No. 2

Gustav Mahler

San Francisco Symphony

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

(SFS Media)

 

mahler cd cover

CD

2003 JUNO Award for Best Classical Album

Cleopatra

Isabel Bayrakdarian
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Jeanne Lamon, conductor

(CBC Records)

 

cleopatra cd cover

“Tra le procelle assorto”
Carl Heinrich Graun (Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra)
Isabel Bayrakdarian with Tafelmusik Orchestra
CBC television “Opening Night”

2003

CD

JUNO Award for Best Classical Album

Azulão

Isabel Bayrakdarian
James Parker, piano
Cello Ensemble

(CBC Records)

 

Azulao CD Isabel Bayrakdarian

2002

CD

2003 GRAMMY Award for Soundtrack

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Peter Jackson, director
Howard Shore, artistic music director & conductor

 

the lord of the rings cd cover

DVD

Ararat

Atom Egoyan, director
Mychael Danna, music

 

ararat dvd cover

CD

Joyous Light

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Elmer Iseler Singers & Chamber Orchestra
Raffi Armenian, conductor

(CBC Records)

 

joyous light cd cover

2000

DVD

Serse

George Frideric Handel

Bayrakdarian, Rasmussen, Hallenberg, Bardon, Piau, Lippi, Peirone
Christophe Rousset, conductor

 

serse dvd cover

CD

Millenium Opera Gala

Roy Thompson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bradshaw, conductor

(CBC Records)

 

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