Isaiah Bell’s work as a singer is characterized by his “beautiful tenor, command of style, and natural stage presence” (Broadway World) and by performances of “haunting beauty… and glowing vocal skill” (New York Times). He recently created the role of Antinous, opposite Thomas Hampson as Hadrian, in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor’s Hadrian at the Canadian Opera Company. As a writer and composer, he has created four operas, and is the composer behind the touring drag-cabaret show Cocktales with Maria.
This season, Isaiah makes his debut at Vancouver Opera (The Barber of Seville), and returns to sing with Opera Atelier and the Toronto Symphony, and at Carnegie Hall. Recent performance highlights include the Madwoman in Curlew River (directed by Mark Morris, at BAM), Britten’s War Requiem at the National Arts Centre, Owen Wingrave at the Aldeburgh and Edinburgh festivals, and Acis and Galatea at Lincoln Center.