Grammy-nominated soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian recently appeared with the COC as Pamina in The Magic Flute. Previous COC appearances for the Canadian soprano include Ilia in Idomeneo, Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Rosina in The Barber of Seville. In the 2009/2010 season, she sang the role of Ilia with Opéra national de Paris, the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen with Maggio Musicale Florence under Seiji Ozawa, and Leila in Les pêcheurs des perles with Minnesota Opera. Recent operatic highlights include her debut at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu in the title role in L’Incoronazione di Poppea; the title role in Marie Galante with Opéra Français de New York; Pamina, Teresa in Benvenuto Cellini and Catherine in A View from the Bridge at the Met; the Vixen at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan; and, Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has won four Juno awards, and is the first-prize winner of the 2000 Operalia Competition.