Isabel Bayrakdarian's Perfect Role
September 24, 2009
St. Paul, Minn. —
Isabel Bayrakdarian speaks with the ease and assurance of an artist supremely aware of her talents. Bayrakdarian recently celebrated her proud Armenian ancestry with a widely acclaimed recording of songs by the Armenian composer, Gomidas. With interpretations as strong as her personality, she is the perfect soprano for the role of Leila in the Minnesota Opera's production of George Bizet's The Pearl Fishers. She spoke with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch.
Listen to the Stream
There is No Rose of Such Virtue; Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; Silent Night
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Richard Marlow, organ
A Night Piece
Carol Wincenc, flute
Kevin Lawrence, violin
Carolyn Stuart, violin
Sheila Brown, viola
Brooks Whitehouse, cello
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