Renowned Canadian Armenian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian will soon release her new
album “The Other Cleopatra: Queen of Armenia”.Yes, there was another Cleopatra!
She was married to Tigran the Great, King of Armenia,Horizonweekly
The resplendent and regal voice of soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is perfectly
suited to the role of Cleopatra. Bayrakdarian shines in arias from three rarely
heard operas about King Tigran and his queen. Bayrakdarian’s multi-hued voice
relates the passion, drama, and fervor of the love story of Tigranes and
Bayrakdarian sparkles in five arias from "Il Tigrane" by Baroque master Johann
Adolph Hasse, famous in his day as one of the foremost composers of opera. Arias
by Vivaldi and Gluck add further excitement to the album.
Bayrakdarian is supported by conductor Constantine Orbelian, Kaunas City
Symphony Orchestra and Jory Vinikour( harpsichord).
The CD is coming on March 20.